Twenty Palestinian residents from four homes in the east Jerusalem neighborhoods of Beit Hanina and Issawiyeh were displaced Sunday following the state-ordered destruction of the houses, all of which were built without construction permits, the Jerusalem Municipality said.

Two of the homes were in Beit Hanina and two were in Issawiyeh.

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In a statement, the Palestinian governor of Jerusalem, Adnan al-Husseini, decried the demolitions as an attempt to “isolate” the neighborhoods from the remainder of east Jerusalem.

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