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Israeli forces begin demolishing Palestinian properties in Silwan

Israeli forces also attacked Palestinians protesting the demolition

Jerusalem24 – Early this morning, Tuesday, around 40 vehicles and a bulldozer belonging to the Israeli forces entered the alBustan neighborhood in Silwan, in Jerusalem. The deadline for the people in Silwan who were threatened with expulsion from their homes has ended.

Israeli border police in Silwan, Jerusalem 29/6/2021 (Photo Credit: Al-Qastal)

The Israeli forces heavily deployed into the neighborhood, and surrounded a commercial shop belonging to the alJabari family, while also closing off all entrances to the neighborhood.

As the Israeli forces entered the neighborhood, the local mosque began calling on the residents as the Israeli bulldozer began demolishing the shop. While some residents appeared, the Israeli forces quickly attacked them with rubber coated bullets and tear gas.

As of writing this, four people have been injured, 3 have suffocated from tear gas while the fourth was shot with a rubber coated steel bullet in the chest and was transferred to a hospital for treatment. A Palestinian journalist, Labeeb Jizmawi, was injured when a tear gas canister was fired at him; burning him.

Mohammad Hamayel

Ramallah based journalist, Mohammad graduated from Al-Quds University with a B.A. in Media and Television. He has covered the 2015 Jerusalem Intifada as well as the Great March of Return for international media outlets. currently an editor/presenter at Jerusalem24. A UN alumni and a follower of global events and politics, especially American affairs.

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