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Palestine: 5 Palestinians arrested in Jerusalem, demolition orders served

15th Feb 2014

By Chris Carlson

International Middle East Media Center: Israeli forces arrested a number of youth, including children, on Wednesday, in the old city of Jerusalem, serving demolition orders to several citizens in Silwan town.

Al Ray reports that the head of Jerusalemite Prisoner Families Committee, Amjad Abu Asab, said that the soldiers carried out an extensive campaign in the old city of Jerusalem, arresting a group of young people, after confrontation in the city, and brought them before the Magistrate Court of Israel on charges of throwing stones and Molotov cocktails.
Abu Asab pointed out that the occupation extended the detention of Abdulrahman al-Shaloudi until next Tuesday, and Waled Edris to this morning.


Witnesses said that both Mohammed al-Ajlouni,19, and Mohammed Aljoulani from Heta gate neighborhood in Jerusalem, were arrested and beaten severely.


The occupation municipality served demolition orders in Silwan neighborhoods, in Jerusalem, under the pretext of building without a permit.


According to Al Ray, Palestinian homes are usually demolished under the pretext of not having a building permit. Figures from Israeli NGO Bimkom show that 95 percent of Palestinian applications for a building permit are rejected.


In addition, rights groups say that the occupation implements a series of discriminatory practices in housing, planning, residency rights and budget allocation in East Jerusalem, with the aim of reducing the number of Palestinians living in the city.

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