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Jerusalemites perform Friday prayers near their demolished homes



Dozens of locals in Qalandia village performed Friday prayers near their demolished homes which have been recently razed by the Israeli occupation. Representative for the houses’ owners Salah Ajalin called on the Palestinian Authority (PA) to work seriously and immediately to stop further demolition of the village houses.

The demolition of 11 buildings in one single night and the escalated night raids into the village could only prove that there is something serious being prepared by Israeli authorities, he said. The escalated demolition orders, he continued, came as part of Israel’s racist policy against the Palestinian presence in the occupied city.

Earlier Wednesday, Israeli municipal crews in occupied Jerusalem handed over demolition notifications against 26 apartments in Issawiya town north of occupied Jerusalem. The notified apartments are home for at least 250 people including children and women.

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