Tag: Property Destruction

Jerusalem: A City on Edge
It is widely perceived that Jerusalem has reached a dangerous boiling point of polarization and violence not seen since the end of the second intifada in 2005. A vicious cycle of violence is increasingly threatening the viability of a two-state solution which has been stoked by continued settlement construction. In a new report by WCLAC – Jerusalem: A City on Edge – these perceptions are graphically confirmed in the testimonies provided by women living in the city. Through the voices of women, a clear picture emerges of a community deliberately and systematically placed under enormous physical and psychological pressure by the prevailing authority with the apparent intention of making not only day-to-day life unbearable, but destroying any hope in a brighter future.
Jerusalem: A City on Edge
A new report by WCLAC, “Jerusalem: A City on Edge”, focuses on some of the current pressures facing Palestinian communities in East Jerusalem as seen through the eyes of women. The report is based on 100 testimonies of women collected between 2012 and 2015.
Women's Voices: Nariman S. - Property destruction / Jerusalem women
On 1 March 2015, an apartment building under construction in East Jerusalem is demolished by the Israeli authorities because it did not have a building permit. One family borrowed money to pay a deposit on an apartment in the building without knowing there was no permit.
Women's Voices: Khawla M. - Property destruction/Jerusalem women
On 28 February 2015, a family of six in Jerusalem demolish an extension to their home after receiving a demolition order from the Municipality of Jerusalem.
Women's Voices: Fadwa M. - Property destruction / Jerusalem women
On 13 January 2015, a young Palestinian man is forced to demolish his house in East Jerusalem after receiving a notice from the Israeli authorities.
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