Israel 'evicts Jerusalem families'

More than 1,500 people reportedly told their houses are to be demolished.

    More than 1,500 people could be left homeless
    by the threatened demolitions [AFP]

    No comment was immediately available from the city authorities.

    Israel claims all of Jerusalem as its capital and has annexed the Arab east of the city, but under international law east Jerusalem is considered to be occupied and has not been recognised by world powers as the Israeli capital.

    According to B'Tselem, the Israeli human rights organisation, Israeli authorities have demolished about 350 houses in east Jerusalem since 2004, saying that they were built without permits.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera and agencies


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