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Protests as Israel begins demolition in Jerusalem’s Silwan


By Reuters

June 30, 2021

JERUSALEM: Israel demolished a Palestinian shop in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Silwan on Tuesday, triggering scuffles between police and protesters who accused authorities of discriminatory enforcement of building permits in the holy city.

Palestinians seek East Jerusalem, which Israel captured in a 1967 war, for a future state. Israel deems all of Jerusalem as its capital — a status not recognised internationally — and has encouraged Jewish settlement of predominantly Palestinian areas.

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