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Illegal Arab houses demolished in City of David in Jerusalem

Police oversee demolition of two Arab buildings in Jerusalem Walls National Park in City of David.


Two illegal Arab houses built in the Jerusalem Walls National Park in 2002 were demolished on Tuesday morning by the Israel Parks Authority and Jerusalem district police.

The park is located in the historic City of David near the Old City of Jerusalem.

The houses were originally scheduled to be destroyed prior to the Passover holiday in April, but hours ahead of the planned operation the demolition order was delayed by the Prime Minister’s Office.

Following weeks of pressure to enforce the orders against the two buildings, Jerusalem district police arrived Tuesday morning with demolition workers and leveled the structures.

Two months ago a Jerusalem court rejected an appeal by the residents of the illegal houses, ruling that there


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