Published: 2017-10-24 19:15
Last Updated: 2017-10-24 19:44
For the second time this week, Israeli authorities delivered demolition notices to Palestinians in the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan on Tuesday, according to Maan news.
Under the pretext of being built without obtaining Israeli constructions permits, staff from Israel’s Jerusalem Municipality distributed demolition notices to several homes.
Staff from the Israeli water company Gihon had cut off the water supply to a number of homes in Silwan, under the pretext of accumulated debts, Wafa reported.
Demolition notices have been delivered to the neighborhood on Sunday by Israeli forces, while two homes were already demolished last week.
The Jerusalem municipality has claimed that they receive a low number of permit applications from Palestinian communities, but permits are rarely given to Palestinians to build in East Jerusalem.
According to the United Nations, 202 Palestinians were displaced and 116 buildings have been demolished in East Jerusalem since the beginning of the year.