A Palestinian NGO has decried recent Zionist demolitions of homes owned by Palestinians in Al-Quds (occupied East Jerusalem), saying they come as part of a Zionist scheme to expel Palestinians from their land in the holy city, World Tribune website reported.
“Israel is guilty of religious and racial discrimination against people from other ethnic and religious backgrounds,” the Islamic-Christian Committee for Supporting Al-Quds and Sanctities said in a statement.
The group’s secretary general, Hanna Eissa, accused the Zionist authorities of demolishing Palestinian homes “in big numbers under illegal, false pretexts” to uproot Palestinians from the occupied holy city.
On Wednesday, the Zionist bulldozers demolished a two-story building owned by a Palestinian man in the Al-Tour neighborhood east of the Old City of Al-Quds.
The bulldozers demolished the building – which houses a mosque, a health center and two apartments sheltering 11 people – without any prior warning.
The Palestinian NGO urged the international community to shoulder its responsibility in preventing “daily Israeli violations” against Palestinians in the holy city.
The Zionist municipal authority imposes tight restrictions on the building and renovation of Palestinian homes in Al-Quds.
According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the Zionist authorities demolished more than 500 Palestinian homes in the West Bank and Al-Quds last year alone.
Al-Quds is home to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which for Muslims represents the world’s third holiest site. It also contains major Christian holy sites.