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Jerusalem Municipality demolishes apartment awaiting inhabitants in ‘Esawiyah, East Jerusalem

This morning, 17 Dec. 2019, at around 8:00 A.M., Jerusalem Municipality personnel came with Border Police officers and two bulldozers to the neighborhood of al-‘Esawiyah in East Jerusalem...
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Jerusalem Municipality demolishes apartment awaiting inhabitants in ‘Esawiyah, East Jerusalem

This morning, 17 Dec. 2019, at around 8:00 A.M., Jerusalem Municipality personnel came with Border Police officers and two bulldozers to the neighborhood of al-‘Esawiyah in East Jerusalem. The force demolished an apartment that was awaiting habitation on the second floor of a two-story building. The first floor, which consists of two apartments, is home to two families – one with four members, two of them children, and the other with three members, one of them a child. During the demolition, the ceiling of the first floor was damaged and the floor may no longer be livable.

The second floor was meant to be inhabited by one of the families, which lives in crowded conditions on the first floor, and was made accessible for the father, who uses a wheelchair. The family’s home has been demolished before

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