In video : Demolishing an apartment, residential rooms, commercial establishments and warehouses in Silwan
July 28, 2015

The occupation bulldozers demolished on Tuesday morning an apartment, residential rooms and commercial establishments in the neighborhood of the “Upper Ein” in Silwan.

Wadi Hilweh Information Center was informed that the occupation bulldozers of the municipality and Nature and Parks authority along with occupation Special Forces raided the neighborhood of Ein Al-Lozeh and the “Upper Ein” in Silwan and demolished two commercial stores, one residential apartment, two warehouses and two residential rooms.

Demolition in Ein Al-Lozeh

Khalil Mohammad Abbasi (Abu Firas) explained that the occupation forces along with the bulldozers raided his stores and an empty apartment in the early morning hours and broke the main doors. They emptied the contents of the stores and prevented the owners from approaching the demolition scene.

Abbasi added that the bulldozers demolished two commercial stores used for selling carpets that were 100 square meters; they also demolished a 100-square meters apartment that was empty of residents.

He also explained that the establishments have been established since last September and the demolition came with no prior notice.

Demolition of the “Upper Ein”

The occupation bulldozers demolished two warehouses and two residential rooms owned by Eyad Abbasi in the neighborhood of “Upper Ein” in Silwan.

Eyad said: “A large Israeli force raided the establishments after surrounding the house and used hand-demolition tools to break the doors. We woke up to the noise of the demolition and the municipality’s workers started emptying the establishments’’ contents.”

Abbasi explained that the establishments have been established nearly 10 years ago and the demolition came with no prior notice. The total area of the establishments demolished was 70 square meters that were built from bricks and roofed with tin plates.

It is noteworthy that the forces used hand-demolition tools and a small bulldozer to execute the demolition

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