10,000 Palestinians homes razed by Israel in 10 years

Palestinian Information Center, April 21, 2010

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Al-Maqdesi foundation for society development said that Israel demolished more than 10,000 Palestinian homes in the neighborhoods of occupied Jerusalem during the past 10 years.

Director of the foundation Mu’aad Al-Zaatari stated that the Israeli occupation authority (IOA) issued 850 demolition orders against Palestinian homes at the pretext of unlicenced construction from the beginning of 2010.

Zaatari told Palestine newspaper that the IOA municipal council in Jerusalem, during 2009, demolished 110 housing units including 35 homes, which were knocked down by their Palestinian owners after they received court orders.

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