Israel has broken its eight month moratorium on the demolition of Palestinian homes by bulldozing three homes in East Jerusalem. According to the Guardian, “At least one of the homes was occupied by a family of seven, who removed their belongings shortly before it was razed.”┬áThe reason was ostensibly because the homes were constructed without the proper permits, but as the Guardian points out, such permits are almost impossible to obtain. Such a situation leaves Palestinians in a near impossible situation: apply for a permit which in all likelihood will never arrive or build illegally and live with the threat of Israeli bulldozers. Either way, it tightens Israel’s grip on Palestine and leaves Palestinians to suffer.

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