Israeli Bulldozers Demolish 20 Bedouin Sheds near Jerusalem

JERUSALEM, September 11, 2013 (WAFA) – Israeli bulldozers Wednesday demolished 10 residential metal sheds that housed eight Bedouin families, in addition to 10 others used as animal barns in the village of Zyyim, east of Jerusalem, under the pretext of being built without permit, according to one of the owners.

Mohammad Saidi told WAFA that forces surrounded the area since the early morning hours and then proceeded to demolish the sheds, displacing almost 35 people, mostly children.

He said that forces handed them notices to evacuate the land for the benefit of expanding the settlement of Ma’ale Adumim as part of the E1 settlement plan in and around occupied East Jerusalem.

Head of Zyyim village council affirmed the residents’ ownership of the land.

source:WAFA NEWS