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Palestine: Four houses to be razed in Silwan, farmer and his wife expelled from their land & committee warns of attempt to seize Al-Aqsa

IOA to demolish four houses in Silwan

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation authorities (IOA) served four demolition notices in Wadi Hilwa suburb in Silwan town, south of the Aqsa mosque, on Sunday.

The Wadi Hilwa information center said that owners of four houses in the suburb were notified of the demolition decision, adding that orders to that effect were glued on their homes.

It said that the demolition orders were indiscriminate as one of the buildings was built dozens of years before the occupation of Jerusalem and its owner did not maintain it or add anything new to it because it was owned by the Islamic Awkaf (endowment).

The center pointed out that the Israeli municipality teams, escorted by security forces, broke into a children’s playground and took shots of it after measuring its total area.

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Jewish settlers expel farmer and his wife from their land

JENIN, (PIC)– Guards of a Jewish settlement prevented farmer Nader Subaih and his wife from entering their land in Khader village near to the settlement.

Subaih said that three guards of the Efrat settlement ordered him and his wife to leave under gun threat.

He said that the guards insulted him and his wife and attempted to beat them. He added that the guards took his ID and only gave it back when he left his five dunum piece of land, which is adjacent to the settlement’s barbed wire.

Subaih said that settlers routinely assault him and his land with the aim to terrorize him away and take control of it.

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Islamic-Christian Committee warns of ‘Israel’s’ attempt to seize Al-Aqsa

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Islamic-Christian Committee for Support of Jerusalem and holy sites warned on Sunday of the intention of Israeli Ministry of Religious Affairs to put forward a series of legal amendments enabling settlers to perform rituals in Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The Committee considered that such steps and procedures represent clear and explicit infringement against Al-Aqsa Mosque and aim to divide it, in preparation for its demolition and the construction of the alleged temple on its ruins.

It condemned the ongoing raids in Al-Aqsa courtyards, the persistent violations of the occupation government, and the international silence regarding these violations.

For his part, Secretary-General of the Committee Dr. Hanna Issa pointed to the Israeli army’s intention to create a military college on the lands of Jabel Mukaber in occupied East Jerusalem, and said this scheme is designed to impose Israel’s control over Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The Islamic-Christian Committee called on all those able to reach Al-Aqsa Mosque to intensify their presence in its courtyards; in order to deter the occupation and thwart its plans.

It also appealed to the international community’s states, institutions and organizations to intervene and put an end to the occupation and the settlers’ violations in the Mosque, stressing that the occupation forces have surpassed all red lines and have violated all international laws and norms.

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Health condition of Palestinian prisoner deteriorating

NABLUS, (PIC)– The prison administration of the Israeli Eshel prison has been refusing to provide treatment for prisoner Tamer Al-Reemawi, which badly affected his health condition.

The Palestinian prisoner’s society said in a statement on Sunday that Tamer, who is serving three life sentences, was plagued with a neurological disease.

It said that his condition exacerbated when he was kept in isolation along with three other Palestinian prisoners with Jewish homicide convicts.

The society explained that the Eshel administration was holding Reemawi along with the three other prisoners in one room in section 3, which is allocated for homicide prisoners.

Tamer’s mother called for providing her son with proper medication, adding that his health was worsening after refusing to take his medicine over the past few days in protest at his incarceration condition and medical neglect. The mother had visited her son a few days ago.

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