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Police Demolish Seven Homes In Lod

By Saed Bannoura – IMEMC & Agencies – December 14, 2010

The Israeli Police demolished on Tuesday seven Palestinian homes in Lod city after forcing the residents out. The police claimed the structures were built without obtaining the needed construction permits.

Seventy residents were rendered homeless and are currently living in tents. The demolished homes belong to members of Abu Eid family.

The furniture and belongings of the families were taken by the police to a location still unknown to the residents.

The residents demanded that authorities delay demolishing their homes so they can pursue legal action, but the so-called “The Lands Of Israel” Authority rejected their request, and claimed that the land was rented out to the family in 1950, and that the contract had expired.

Local sources reported that the Police prevented local residents from entering the area, and that one of the soldiers cocked this Kalashnikov rifle telling the locals that he is there “to perform his duty”.

“I can only deal with you using this!” the soldier said while pointing his rifle at the residents.

His provocation led to clashes between the soldiers and dozens of residents, no injuries were reported.

The Popular Committee in the area held a meeting with the locals and decided to install tents to temporarily house the residents.

Furthermore, the Committee prepared plans to rebuild the demolished structures.

December 13, 2010 - Posted by | Civil Liberties, Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism

1 Comment »

  1. Where is the Human Rights Organization when this type of cruelty needs to be reported? How about WikiLeaks what is your take on this or are you only seeing things with one eye?
    Helen Thomas has more courage than any of you will ever have because she speaks with her heart and sees with both of her eyes. Now take this to the Bank.

    Comment by B.Benhamid | December 14, 2010 | Reply


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