Israel demolishes illegally built Arab home in east Jerusalem neighborhood

May 27, 2015 17:40

An illegally constructed Arab home was demolished in east Jerusalem’s Silwan neighborhood, located adjacent to the Old City, on Wednesday by government bulldozers.

According to the Wadi Hilweh Information Center, based in Silwan, IDF soldiers arrived during the early morning hours and proceeded to cordon-off the area surrounding the home, belonging to the Nassar family, before razing it.

While a member of the family conceded that construction of the 80-sq.-m. residence commenced three months ago without a building permit from the Jerusalem Municipality, he claimed that no prior warning was issued by the municipality of the imminent destruction, the center reported.  

A spokesperson from City Hall denied the allegation.

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