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Israel Begins to Demolish Dozens of Homes near East Jerusalem

 News	> Israel	 Israel Begins to Demolish Dozens of Homes near East Jerusalem      Palestinians hold flags during a Nakba rally in front of Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City May 15, 2012.     Palestinians hold flags during a Nakba rally in front of Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City May 15, 2012.      Previous     Next  Published 22 July 2019 (3 hours 2 minutes ago)      0     Comments     Comments  Increases text size - Decreases text size Opinion Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, July 2018 40th Anniversary of the Sandinista Victory—But So Much Mo...  by Jorge Capelán and Stephen Sefton Why the Canadian Government Is Confronting Venezuela Why the Canadian Government Is Confronting Venezuela  by Arnold August U.S. President Donald Trump meets with China's President Xi Jinping at the start of their bilateral meeting at the G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan, June 29, 2019. Bilateral Cooperation Between US-China Benefits World  by Xinhua -Liangyu Palestinian demonstrators run for cover from Israeli fire and tear gas during a protest. Bahrain Conference Is a Stab in The Back of Every Palesti...  by Ayah AlGhazzawi teleSUR Newsletter teleSUR	  Get our newsletter delivered directly to your inbox I have already subscribed | Do not show this message again Videos      TelesurTelesur     South Africa: Former President Jacob Zuma Appears Before Inquiry     Carla González     TelesurTelesur     Venezuela Minister Confirms Resumption of Barbados Talks     Carla González     TelesurTelesur     An Ecuadorian Court Denies Bail to Ola Bini     Denisse Herrera     TelesurTelesur     British Prime Minister Theresa May Resigns     Carla González  The demolition is the latest round of protracted wrangling over the future of Jerusalem, home to more than 500,000 Israelis and 300,000 Palestinians, and sites sacred to Judaism, Islam and Christianity.  The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) began demolishing dozens of Palestinian homes near a military barrier on the outskirts of eastern Jerusalem Monday, despite ongoing protests from several residents in the area.      RELATED:      Israel Arrests More Than 900 Palestinians in Jerusalem  Israeli bulldozers were reportedly accompanied by hundreds of IDF soldiers and military police as they entered the Palestinian village of Sur Baher, which is located at the eastern outskirts of Jerusalem.  Sur Baher was previously captured and occupied by the Israeli Defense Forces following the latter’s victory during the Six-Day War of 1967.  Palestinians has expressed fear that the razing of homes and buildings near the fence will set a precedent for other towns along the route of the barrier, which runs for hundreds of kilometers around and through the Israeli-occupied West Bank.  Israeli forces cut through a wire section of the barrier in Sur Baher under cover of darkness early on Monday, and began clearing residents from the area.  Floodlights lit up the area as dozens of vehicles brought helmeted security forces into the village.  After first light, mechanical diggers began destroying a two-storey house as soldiers moved through several floors of a partly constructed multi-storey building nearby.  “Since 2 a.m. they have been evacuating people from their homes by force and they have started planting explosives in the homes they want to destroy,” said Hamada Hamada, a community leader in Sur Baher.  The work was filmed and photographed by Palestinian, Israeli and international activists who had mobilized to try and stop the demolition.  Israel’s Supreme Court ruled in June that the structures violated a construction ban. The deadline for residents to remove the affected buildings, or parts of them, expired on Friday.  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News > Israel Israel Begins to Demolish Dozens of Homes near East Jerusalem Palestinians hold flags during a Nakba rally in front of Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City May 15, 2012. Palestinians hold flags during a Nakba rally in front of Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City May 15, 2012. Previous Next Published 22 July 2019 (3 hours 2 minutes ago) 0 Comments Comments Increases text size - Decreases text size Opinion Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, July 2018 40th Anniversary of the Sandinista Victory—But So Much Mo... by Jorge Capelán and Stephen Sefton Why the Canadian Government Is Confronting Venezuela Why the Canadian Government Is Confronting Venezuela by Arnold August U.S. President Donald Trump meets with China's President Xi Jinping at the start of their bilateral meeting at the G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan, June 29, 2019. Bilateral Cooperation Between US-China Benefits World by Xinhua -Liangyu Palestinian demonstrators run for cover from Israeli fire and tear gas during a protest. Bahrain Conference Is a Stab in The Back of Every Palesti... by Ayah AlGhazzawi teleSUR Newsletter teleSUR Get our newsletter delivered directly to your inbox I have already subscribed | Do not show this message again Videos TelesurTelesur South Africa: Former President Jacob Zuma Appears Before Inquiry Carla González TelesurTelesur Venezuela Minister Confirms Resumption of Barbados Talks Carla González TelesurTelesur An Ecuadorian Court Denies Bail to Ola Bini Denisse Herrera TelesurTelesur British Prime Minister Theresa May Resigns Carla González The demolition is the latest round of protracted wrangling over the future of Jerusalem, home to more than 500,000 Israelis and 300,000 Palestinians, and sites sacred to Judaism, Islam and Christianity. The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) began demolishing dozens of Palestinian homes near a military barrier on the outskirts of eastern Jerusalem Monday, despite ongoing protests from several residents in the area. RELATED: Israel Arrests More Than 900 Palestinians in Jerusalem Israeli bulldozers were reportedly accompanied by hundreds of IDF soldiers and military police as they entered the Palestinian village of Sur Baher, which is located at the eastern outskirts of Jerusalem. Sur Baher was previously captured and occupied by the Israeli Defense Forces following the latter’s victory during the Six-Day War of 1967. Palestinians has expressed fear that the razing of homes and buildings near the fence will set a precedent for other towns along the route of the barrier, which runs for hundreds of kilometers around and through the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Israeli forces cut through a wire section of the barrier in Sur Baher under cover of darkness early on Monday, and began clearing residents from the area. Floodlights lit up the area as dozens of vehicles brought helmeted security forces into the village. After first light, mechanical diggers began destroying a two-storey house as soldiers moved through several floors of a partly constructed multi-storey building nearby. “Since 2 a.m. they have been evacuating people from their homes by force and they have started planting explosives in the homes they want to destroy,” said Hamada Hamada, a community leader in Sur Baher. The work was filmed and photographed by Palestinian, Israeli and international activists who had mobilized to try and stop the demolition. Israel’s Supreme Court ruled in June that the structures violated a construction ban. The deadline for residents to remove the affected buildings, or parts of them, expired on Friday. Some Sur Baher residents said they would be made homeless. Owners said they had obtained permission to build from the Palestinian Authority, which exercises limited self-rule in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Tags Israel Palestine Jerusalem IDF Advertisement Haaretz by teleSUR/la Related News Ilhan Omar introduced pro-BDS bill in the Congress. Ilhan Omar Introduces Bill Backing Pro-Palestine BDS Movement Israel is against intersectional solidarity among oppressed groups who also campaign for Palestine. Israel Wants to Stop Intersectional Solidarity With Palestine A Palestinian refugee dances as she takes part in a rally against Bahrain's economic workshop for U.S. Mideast peace plan in Damascus, Syria June 25, 2019 Palestine: US Relations Resume When D.C. Committs to Peace Palestinian refugee dances at Yarmouk Palestinian camp in Damascus, Syria June 25, 2019. Slovenia Vows to Recognize Palestine Despite Israeli Threats.
The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) began demolishing dozens of Palestinian homes near a military barrier on the outskirts of eastern Jerusalem Monday, despite ongoing protests from several residents in the area.

Israeli bulldozers were reportedly accompanied by hundreds of IDF soldiers and military police as they entered the Palestinian village of Sur Baher, which is located at the eastern outskirts of Jerusalem.

Sur Baher was previously captured and occupied by the Israeli Defense Forces following the latter’s victory during the Six-Day War of 1967.

Palestinians has expressed fear that the razing of homes and buildings near the fence will set a precedent for other towns along the route of the barrier, which runs for hundreds of kilometers around and through the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

Israeli forces cut through a wire section of the barrier in Sur Baher under cover of darkness early on Monday, and began clearing residents from the area.

Floodlights lit up the area as dozens of vehicles brought helmeted security forces into the village.

After first light, mechanical diggers began destroying a two-storey house as soldiers moved through several floors of a partly constructed multi-storey building nearby.

“Since 2 a.m. they have been evacuating people from their homes by force and they have started planting explosives in the homes they want to destroy,” said Hamada Hamada, a community leader in Sur Baher.

The work was filmed and photographed by Palestinian, Israeli and international activists who had mobilized to try and stop the demolition.

Israel’s Supreme Court ruled in June that the structures violated a construction ban. The deadline for residents to remove the affected buildings, or parts of them, expired on Friday.

Some Sur Baher residents said they would be made homeless. Owners said they had obtained permission to build from the Palestinian Authority, which exercises limited self-rule in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

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