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Five illegal homes razed in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A demolition crew razed five Palestinian homes in eastern Jerusalem.

Tuesday’s demolition by the Jerusalem Municipality of the structures, which were built without permits and were in different neighborhoods, comes amid international calls to stop such actions.

Local residents throwing rocks during the demolition wounded three security officers.

On Wednesday, Israeli police dismantled a tent in eastern Jerusalem in which a Palestinian family evicted from their home in August had been living, the Palestinian Ma’an news agency reported. The tent in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood was pitched near their former home. 
 

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