Palestinian media quoted local residents as saying that an Israeli court has issued a demolition order for lack of an under-construction permit for a mosque in a town in East Jerusalem.
In response to the demolition notice, The Ministry of Endowment and Religious Affairs in Gaza issued a statement, broadcast by the Palestinian media, to condemn and warn the order Steps against Israel.
also called International community, organization of Arab League and Islamic Conference to protect Muslim holy sites and places of worship in Jerusalem.
According to media reports, Israeli authorities gave residents 21 days to challenge the order in the area where the Qaqa bin Amr Mosque is in Silvan town, otherwise the order would be issued.
Built in 2012, the two-story mosque houses hundreds of worshipers.
A similar demolition order was issued in 2015 but was never implemented.
In recent years, Israeli residents have taken control of dozens of Palestinian homes in Silvan, close to the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex.
Israeli officials have carried out demolition operations in Jerusalem in recent weeks, leading to dozens of Palestinian homes, most notably in Silvan.
According to Israeli advocacy group Ir Amim, authorities demolish homes in Palestinian territories East Jerusalem At a significantly higher rate in 2019 than in the previous year.
In a report, the group said that 104 housing units were demolished in 2019, compared to 72 units in 2018.
The 44 percent spike ended in a demolition between 2016 and 2018.
Israel said that the demolished houses were built illegally and the destruction was approved. But Palestinians say they are facing a serious housing crisis by Israel’s reluctance to issue building permits.
Some time after the catch East Jerusalem, Israel expanded municipal boundaries to take over large areas of vacant land, on which it later built Jewish settlements, which are considered illegal under international law.
At the same time, it limited the expansion of Palestinian neighborhoods, forcing many in increasingly crowded areas to build illegally.
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