News ID: 98538
Publish Date : 04 January 2022 - 21:47

WEST BANK (Dispatches) – Zionist regime authorities on Tuesday demolished a healthcare center in occupied East al-Quds without prior notice, according to Palestinian reports.
Bulldozers arrived early in the morning on Tuesday as occupation troops cordoned off the area around the Abdallah al-Shaikh health center, which was treating people at the time, in the neighborhood of Jabal al-Mukaber before the demolition was carried out.
Ghassan Jalajel, director of the center, told Palestinian news agency Wafa the building was torn down without notice despite an appeal previously submitted to Zionist regime courts against the demolition order.
He said half of the center, which serves 20,000 people living in the neighborhood, was demolished.
Elsewhere, Zionist bulldozers razed parts of a Palestinian home in the Beit Hanina neighborhood in the northern part of Al-Quds.
On Monday, Zionist troops stopped work on the construction of a mosque in occupied East Al-Quds’s Issawiya neighborhood, Safa news agency reported.
Armed Zionist troops raided the Palestinian neighborhood and posted an order to halt the construction of al-Taqwa Mosque.
Palestinian activist Mohammed Abu Hummus told Safa that the occupying regime ordered that construction be stopped under the pretext of that the mosque had no building permit.
The Palestinian Ministry of Endowment and Religious Affairs has time and again condemned the regime over the matter, describing the move as a “clear attack on the holy sites and religious places for Muslims.”
He noted that the regime authorities had refused to issue a building license for the mosque which is urgently needed in the area.
Issawiya is home to some 20,000 Palestinians who live under constant Zionist police monitoring, with Israeli military vehicles an everyday reality in the streets, and police drones flying overhead.
The United Nations has reported a 21-percent increase in the number of Palestinian structures that were confiscated or destroyed this year.
Nearly 700,000 Zionists live in illegal settlements built since the 1967 occupation of the West Bank and East Al-Quds. The UN Security Council has in several resolutions condemned Tel Aviv’s settlement projects in the occupied Palestinian lands.

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