Israel demolishes four Palestinian homes in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM, Staff from the Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem Thursday demolished four Palestinian homes in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina, said witnesses.

Israeli police cordoned off the area, preventing people from reaching it as bulldozers demolished four homes purportedly for being built on a plot of land belonging to Jews.

Police forced the owners, identified as the Shawamreh and Abu Rmeileh families, to pay the demolition costs.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency