Lower House committee condemns Israeli demolition of Jerusalem homes

[7/22/2019 12:58:41 PM]

AMMONNEWS - Chairman of the Lower House of Parliament's Palestine Committee Yahya al-Sa'ud on Monday described Israel's large-scale demolition of 16 buildings in an East Jerusalem neighborhood as a crime and called for immediate international action.

In a statement, Al-Sa'ud said the demolition of the buildings in Wadi al-Hummus neighbourhood in East Jerusalem requires the international community and humanitarian and rights watchdogs to shoulder their responsibilities toward such development, provide protection for the Palestinian people and hold Israel accountable for its actions.

The lawmaker said today's move which saw Israeli bulldozers pulling down 16 buildings housing about 100 residential units is part of the so-called "deal of the century" designed to liquidate the Palestinian issue.

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