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Israeli occupation postpones demolition of Jerusalem building following international pressure
Israeli occupation postpones demolition of Jerusalem building following international pressure
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Occupied Jerusalem, ALRAY - The Israeli occupation authorities have decided to postpone the demolition of a Palestinian residential building in Silwan town in occupied Jerusalem, an Israeli newspaper said Monday evening.


Comprising 12 apartments, the four-storey building in the Wadi Qaddoum neighbourhood is inhabited by more than 100 Palestinian citizens.


Israeli media outlets reported that the US embassy and several European envoys had contacted the Israeli occupation prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office recently and expressed concern about the intention to demolish the building.


According to the Kan public broadcaster, the demolition was postponed to an unknown date and came following pressures from the Biden administration.


The extremist Israeli national security minister Itamar Ben Gvir denied that the demolition was postponed, stressing: "The demolition will take place sooner or later."


The Israeli occupation was planning to knock down the residential building on Tuesday under the protection of 500 Israeli occupation forces.


The Israeli occupation authorities issued a demolition order against the building in 2015 but it was postponed several times following international pressure.

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