Israel to demolish 55 homes in Jerusalem-area refugee camp
Jerusalem – Ma’an – Israeli authorities plan to demolish 55 homes in a refugee camp near Jerusalem, according to a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC).
The Fatah-affiliated PLC member, Jihad Abu Zneid, told Ma’an on Tuesday that Israel informed 55 Palestinian families at the Jerusalem-area Shu’fat Refugee Camp that their homes were slated for demolition, citing that their homes were built without permits.
Abu Zneid issued the statement from her office in Jerusalem, warning of what she called an Israeli policy of “genocide” against Palestinians in and around the city, aimed at displacing the indigenous residents of Jerusalem.
“The Israeli occupation is going ahead with its barbarian policy against the Palestinian people, especially these arbitrary decisions that assert that they want the Palestinian people displaced from their homes and their city,” the statement claimed.
Abu Zneid went on to say that the Israeli occupation would fail in light of Palestinian “steadfastness” and protests against the activities there.
She called on all the Palestinian people to show solidarity with the people of Shu’fat camp on Thursday and to announce a “state of anger” in order to thwart Israeli plans against Jerusalem.