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Israel Destroys Pre-1967 Catholic Church On Purpose, Claims It Was Built Without Permit

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The Catholic Church has lashed out at the Israeli government, after its property in East Jerusalem was bulldozed to the ground. Meanwhile, thousands of Palestinian flats were marked for demolition just before US Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit.

  Last week Israeli security forces arrived with bulldozers at a  piece of property owned by the Catholic Church in east Jerusalem,  close to the West Bank city of Bethlehem. They said it had been  built without a permit and proceeded to destroy it.

  This provoked a backlash from the head of the Catholic Church in  Israel who said the demolition was carried out without any prior  warning.

“This act is against the law, against justice and humanity,  against any ideology upon which peace can be built and increases  segregation and hate,” Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Faud  Tawwal told AFP at the site of the demolition on Tuesday. The  property had been standing before Israel annexed the area after  the 1967 Six-Day War, he said.

  This comes amid rumors of Israel mulling its biggest demolition  plans in years, as over 15,000 Palestinian flats in east  Jerusalem are under threat.

  The demolition of flats in the Ras Hamis area, which is next to  the Shuafat refugee camp, was announced by posters put up on the  apartment buildings themselves last week.

  Israel says the homes are illegal and were built without the  correct permits.

“The municipality has a clear policy against building  illegally whether done by Arabs or Jews in every part of  Jerusalem,” said Brachie Sprung, a spokeswoman for the  municipality.


Written by voiceoftruthusa

November 7, 2013 at 2:03 pm

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