Demolishing an under-construction room in Beit Hanina…preventing the locals of 1948 lands from entering Al-Aqsa
August 8, 2017

The occupation municipality’s bulldozers demolished on Tuesday an under-construction residential room in the neighborhood of Beit Hanina north of Jerusalem.

Siam family explained that occupation’s bulldozers along with Israeli forces surrounded the room and proceeded with the demolition process under the pretext of building without a permit.

The family added that the room and its facilities were 45 square meters and built from wood; construction started two months ago.

The family explained that the bulldozers also demolished the wall surrounding the land.

On the other hand, the occupation authorities prevented dozens of worshippers from the 1948 lands from entering Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Worshippers said the occupation forces deployed at the gates of Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Old City of Jerusalem denied entrance for anyone whose address is in the 1948 lands under the pretext of “higher commands” banning them from entering Al-Aqsa.

Worshippers added that the forces chased them in the Old City of Jerusalem and at the gates of Al-Aqsa and the Old City especially Herod’s, Damascus and Lions gates. They also established checkpoints in the places where busses parked in the neighborhood of Wadi Al-Joz and the area of Damascus Gate and forced them to leave.

The occupation forces raided on Tuesday the neighborhood of Abu Jamal in the village of Jabal Al-Mukabber several times and took pictures of establishments.