Palestinians warn diplomats over Israeli demolition plans in Jerusalem area
Palestinian officials urged diplomats on Tuesday to take action to prevent Israel from executing a demolition order on homes in the Jerusalem area as a deadline related to it approached.
Diplomats from around 20 mostly European countries toured the area where the demolition orders have been granted on the grounds that the buildings are in a security zone near Israel’s separation barrier, cutting off the occupied West Bank, AFP said.
The buildings, most of which are still under construction, are located south of Jerusalem in the Sur Baher area. The ruling affects 10 buildings, including around 70 apartments.
Residents fear another 100 buildings in the area in a similar situation could be at risk in the near future.