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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Israeli army endorses new road in Silwan, serves demolition notice in same village

PIC- The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) authorized the construction of a new four-meter wide road in Silwan town, south of the Aqsa Mosque, on Sunday to serve settlement outposts in occupied Jerusalem.

The IOA-controlled Jerusalem municipality approved the construction of the road starting from Ras Al-Amud suburb to Al-Bustan street.

The new road, which would be completed by the end of the year, passes through densely populated neighborhoods.

Meanwhile, the municipality served a new demolition notice to an old woman in the same town of Silwan on Sunday.

Khadija Abdul Razek lives in the 110 square meters house with her ten-member family and grand children. Her son Hamouda Siyam said that municipality staffers glued the order on the house and told them to report to the municipality’s inspection sector. Read more