Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Israel set to demolish Palestinian homes for new development in East Jerusalem

CWN - May 30, 2013

The government of Israel has authorized the construction of 1,000 new homes in East Jerusalem, and begun the demolition of Palestinian properties in the area.

The development of new homes for Jewish settlers, in a neighborhood now inhabited by Palestinian families, promises to fuel tensions between Israelis and Palestinians in Jerusalem.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our April expenses ($25,781 to go):
$35,000.00 $9,219.48
74% 26%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 3 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: loumiamo7154 - Jun. 01, 2013 11:00 AM ET USA

    According to the AsiaNews story, the houses that were demolished were sitting on land that had been sold a few months ago. So Bernadette and TheJournalist64, are u saying that the owner or owners of that property do not have the right to improve it, develop it, do what they want with it?

  • Posted by: Bernadette - May. 31, 2013 2:56 PM ET USA

    And we wonder why there is so much tension when Israel's govt. continues to break promises and invade Palestinian land? How would we feel if our govt. simply came in, forced us out, demolished our homes, for its use? I guess they do that with "eminent domaine": however, the owners are paid fairly for their property and the land is used for thoroughfares, and other public construction to benefit everyone. This sounds like they are just moving in to make homes for Israelis. Hardly fair!

  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - May. 30, 2013 6:33 PM ET USA

    This is an infamy. It is all part of the plan to drive the Palestinians out of Jerusalem altogether.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

The Holy Spirit and Evangelization: A Primer 1 hours ago
Journey to the Sun: A Strange Biography of Junípero Serra 3 hours ago
Russia's demographic recovery + US demographic decline = danger 5 hours ago
James Carroll strikes (at the Church) again 6 hours ago
Improving the Church April 15

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days