Aug 12, 2021 14:05 UTC
  • Palestinian official: Zionist entity demolished over 81 homes in al-Quds in 2021

A Palestinian official has warned of a “serious situation” created by the illegal Zionist entity’s land theft in al-Quds, saying the regime has torn down more than 81 buildings in the occupied city since the beginning of 2021.

“The escalation of demolitions has been accompanied by an increase in the risks of evacuating hundreds of Palestinians from their homes where they have lived for decades in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood and Silwan town for the benefit of the illegal Zionist settlers,” Fadi al-Hidmi, the Palestinian minister of al-Quds affairs, said in a statement released by his office on Wednesday.

He made the remarks during a meeting at his office with ambassadors of the South American countries — Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Venezuela, Ecuador and Mexico — accredited to the State of Palestine.

The statement said Hidmi also sounded the alarm at an Israeli plan to demolish “dozens of houses in al-Bustan neighborhood in Silwan town.”

The minister, it added, briefed the diplomats on the dangers of an Israeli construction project which “targets the most important commercial, cultural and population centers” in al-Quds.

Zionist regime forces on Tuesday demolished a two-story Palestinian house in the Silwan neighborhood of al-Quds.

The Israeli regime reportedly plans to ratify a hugely controversial and illegal construction project that will manipulate the holy occupied city of al-Quds’ demography and the status of its borders.

The regime was to railroad the scheme that seeks to expand the illegal Atarot settlements in the north of al-Quds by a whopping 9,000 illegal settler units.