Palestinian homes under threat

Tensions high in Jerusalem neighbourhood with 22 houses set for demolition.

    In Silwan, a Palestinian neighbourhood near Jerusalem's Old City, Israeli settlers are increasingly encroaching on Palestinians' land.

    Tension there are high after the Jerusalem municipality approved a controversial plan to demolish 22 Palestinian homes to make way for a park and shopping complex.

    The European Union has warned Israel over its plans to demolish dozens of Palestinian homes in occupied East Jerusalem.

    "Settlements and the demolition of homes are illegal under international law, constitute an obstacle to peace, and threaten to make a two-state solution impossible," a statement issued by Catherine Ashton, the EU's foreign policy chief, said.

    Al Jazeera's Sherine Tadros visited the families whose homes are threatened by Israel's demolition plans.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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