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Israeli authorities prepare to demolish 16 apartments in Jerusalem

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Gaza Post- Jerusalem

Dozens of Israeli occupation forces  and police officers invaded, Thursday, Wadi al-Hummus neighborhood  in Sur Baher town  in occupied East Jerusalem, and took measurements of 16 apartent buildings, in preparation for demolishing them.

Hamada Hamada, the head of Wadi al-Hummus Committee said  that the families have filed appeals with the Israeli High Court in an attempt to save the sixteen residential building of more than 100 apartments.

He added that the Israeli “justification” to the destruction of their buildings is “due to their proximity” to a section of illegal Annexation Wall, which was built on Palestinian lands owned by the families in the neighborhood.

He also  added that the families are awaiting the ruling of the High Court, especially since they petitioned it to hold an extended hearing to listen to their cases, and to investigate the documents they have submitted.

However, the soldiers invaded the neighborhood, and they not only took measurements of the 16 apartment buildings, but also of many roads and surrounding buildings.

Hamada also said that the families were given until the 18th of July to demolish the buildings, or else, the City Council will commence with the destruction and bill them for the costs in addition to heavy fines and fees.

It is worth mentioning that, two weeks ago, the Israeli High Court approved the demolition of the sixteen apartment buildings, and one week later, the army ordered the families to commence the demolition and finish it within three weeks.

Source: MEMIC news