Israel razed over 130 Palestinian homes in 2009Posted: January 2, 2010
The Palestinian Al-Maqdisi Foundation says Zionist authorities gave the go-ahead for demolition of more than 130 Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem Al-Quds in 2009 as part of Tel Aviv’s Judaization campaign targeting the holy city.
The year 2009 shows a remarkable upsurge in homes demolished compared with the previous year, according to the Palestinian Information Center.
In this year, Israel frequently ordered hundreds of Palestinians to leave their homes in East Jerusalem Al-Quds, claiming that they did not have proper documentations for their houses.
Out of over 130 Palestinian homes demolished in the city, Israelis forced owners of 23 homes to demolish their own residences in order to avoid punitive actions. The move led to the displacement of more than 569 Palestinians from East Jerusalem Al-Quds, among them 281 children.