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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Israel Orders Sections of Jaffa Mosque Demolished

Jaffa, (IMEMC)The Israeli Authorities in Jaffa are demanding the removal of sections of Al Bahar Mosque, in Jaffa, under the claim that these sections were built without construction permits, the Wattan TV reported.

The Authorities placed the demolish order on the main gate of the mosque; the order is demanding the destruction of two gates and a staircase within 24 hours.

The order states that “city council engineers toured the mosque last month, and found out that recent maintenance work violated the construction permit as it included illegal additions and modifications”.

The municipality said that the structures in question must be demolished within 24 hours; otherwise, the city council will demolish them, and bill the mosque.

The staircase and the two gates mentioned in the order lead to restrooms used by female worshipers.

When Israel demolishes Arab homes and structures, it bills the owners forcing them to pay unreasonable costs and very high fines.