Jerusalem Municipality destroys the home of two families in East Jerusalem
On Wednesday, 13 September 2017, Jerusalem Municipality officials arrived at the neighborhood of Ras al-‘Amud in East Jerusalem, escorted by Border Police. They bulldozed a two-story, two-apartment building to the ground, leaving eight people, four of them minors, homeless. The pretext for the demolition was lack of building permits, even though it is the Israeli authorities that deny Palestinian legal construction in East Jerusalem. The Israeli authorities have already demolished 45 homes in East Jerusalem since the beginning of the year, leaving 126 people, including 70 minors, without a roof over their heads.