Palestine slams Israel for demolition of shops in East Jerusalem

A member of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) executive committee on Wednesday condemned the demolition of 20 commercial buildings in Shufat refugee camp in East Jerusalem.

Israeli police confirmed in a statement that authorities had demolished 18 illegal businesses and three illegal petrol stations in a camp where an estimated 24,000 Palestinians live. Israeli authorities entered the camp with excavators to destroy the structures as police formed a security perimeter. They said that they will continue to carry out activities with the support of the police against illegal businesses. Ahmad Abu Holy, head of the Palestine Liberation Organization's refugee department, condemned the demolitions.

Source: VOV5