‘Israel’ Demolished Over 81 Palestinian Homes in Occupied Al-Quds In 2021
By Staff, Agencies
A Palestinian official warned of a “serious situation” created by the Zionist occupation regime’s land theft in al-Quds, saying the regime has torn down more than 81 buildings in the occupied city since the beginning of 2021.
“The escalation of demolitions has been accompanied by an increase in the risks of evacuating hundreds of Palestinians from their homes where they have lived for decades in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood and Silwan town for the benefit of ‘Israeli’ settlers,” Fadi al-Hidmi, the Palestinian minister of al-Quds affairs, said in a statement released by his office on Wednesday.
The minister made the remarks during a meeting at his office with ambassadors of the South American countries — Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Venezuela, Ecuador and Mexico — accredited to the State of Palestine.
The statement said Hidmi also sounded the alarm at an ‘Israeli’ plan to demolish “dozens of houses in al-Bustan neighborhood in Silwan town.”
The minister, it added, briefed the diplomats on the dangers of a Zionist construction project which “targets the most important commercial, cultural and population centers” in al-Quds.
‘Israeli’ occupation forces on Tuesday demolished a two-story Palestinian house in the Silwan neighborhood of al-Quds.
The Zionist regime reportedly plans to ratify a hugely controversial and illegal construction project that will manipulate the holy occupied city of al-Quds’ demography and the status of its borders.
The apartheid regime was to railroad the scheme that seeks to expand the Atarot settlements in the north of al-Quds by a whopping 9,000 settler units.
More than 600,000 Zionist occupy more than 230 settlements built since the 1967 ‘Israeli’ occupation of the West Bank and East al-Quds.
The Zionist plans to force a number of Palestinian families out of their homes at the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of East al-Quds and violent ‘Israeli’ raids on worshipers at al-Aqsa Mosque prompted Palestinian retaliation that was followed by a brutal ‘Israeli’ bombing campaign against the besieged Gaza Strip on May 10. About 260 Palestinians were martyred in the 11-day Zionist offensive.