Police Start Demolition of Illegal Houses in Eastern Yerushalayim


View of the eastern Yerushalayim neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Israel Police in cooperation with the Yerushalayim Municipality began the demolition of illegal houses in east Yerushalayim on Sunday morning in accordance with the policy of the National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir.

The forces arrived with bulldozers of the municipality to the Jabel Mukaber neighborhood, and from there the forces will continue to other houses and neighborhoods in east Yerushalayim.

Ben-Gvir ordered the preparation for the demolishing of illegal structures in eastern Yerushalayim immediately after the deadly shooting attack in which seven people were murdered outside a shul in Neve Yaakov on Friday night. Many more buildings are expected to be demolished this week.

Ben-Gvir said: “I congratulate my friend Mayor Moshe Leon and the Yerushalayim Police for enforcing the law and carrying out the duties I assigned.

“We will fight terrorism with all the legal means at our disposal,” the minister said.

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