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Today: Jul 22, 2017

JCSER: Jerusalem Municipality Plans to Carry Out a Large-Scale Demolition Campaign in Palestinian Neighborhoods

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JCSER has warned that the West Jerusalem Municipality (WJM) plans to carry out a large-scale house demolition campaign in the coming weeks, including the demolition of multiple-floor buildings, as happened over the past two days.

According to JCSER's data obtained from municipal official sources and departments in charge of examining dozens of buildings files, the Jerusalem Municipality is in the process of launching a large-scale demolition campaign against Palestinian Jerusalemites' houses in the near future, under the pretext that administrative house demolition orders, signed by the Jerusalem Municipality and approved by private courts, have been issued against them.

In this regard, the Center referred to multiple story buildings inhabited by entire families. Previously, the Jerusalem Municipality published announcements via newspapers and its website stating that these buildings have been built without obtaining building permits, and demolition warnings have been sent to the residents requesting their evacuation in preparation for the demolition of the buildings.

The buildings are distributed in Beit Hanina, Shu'fat, Ath-Thori, Wadi Al-Joz & Sawaneh, while part of the buildings threatened with imminent demolition is located inside the walls of the Old City, especially in the area of Burj al-Laqlaq.

JCSER connected between the above data and what has recently been declared by the Mayor of Jerusalem, Uri Lupolianski, for plans to construct thousands of settlement units in the surroundings of Jerusalem, and to expand the construction in the existing settlement neighborhoods.

The Regional Committee for Building & Organization's approval of the construction of the settlement nucleus 'Yonathen', south of Jerusalem's Old City, is part of the project being adopted by the Jerusalem Municipality and the Israeli Ministry of Housing.

JCSER's Legal Unit calls on Palestinian Jerusalemites whose houses are threatened with demolition to approach the Center for legal follow-up, in an attempt to prevent the demolition of further Palestinian houses whose owners received immediate demolition orders.

Since the beginning of 2007, the legal unit has succeeded in temporarily stopping dozens of administrative orders issued against Palestinian Jerusalemites, pending a final decision.