PNN/ Jerusalem/ Israeli occupation forces this morning have bulldozed wide lands for Palestinians from Al-Issawiyya village in East Jerusalem.
Sources said that a big number of soldiers started bulldozing the lands following the break in. One of the landlords said that the bulldozers were accompanied by the authority of nature and antiquities, in addition to the municipality, heavily guarded by private units broke into the land and immediately began bulldozing without giving any notices or explanations.
the demolitions lead to clashes between the youngsters and Israeli forces.
Israeli authorities have more than once declared intentions to build National park on lands between Al-Issawiyya an;d Al-Tur (Olive Mt. The bulldozers demolished fences and barracks that are owned by a number of families.
Witnesses said that Mohammed Badriyya (70) was one of these owners. His health deteriorated after Israeli forces demolished his barrack with the poultry inside it.
Israeli forces following the demolition formed Security cordon and blocked the owners from approaching. The bulldozing carried on without any explanation given.
Member of Al-Issawiyya follow up committee, Muhammad Abul Hummus warned of these demolitions and theft of land for constructing a national park on about 740 dunums of Al-Tur and Issawiyya.