The Jerusalem city hall has finally gotten around to smashing some illegally built houses in Muslim neighborhoods
Four days after a terrorist from the southeastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Jebl Mukaber murdered four Israeli soldiers and wounded 17 others, the Jerusalem Municipality announced it is cracking down on all illegal activity in the area.
Citing illegal construction and unpaid municipal taxes, the municipality said on Thursday it has razed at least eight illegal structures on half a hectare (1.2 acres) of land since Sunday’s truck-ramming attack in the adjacent Jewish neighborhood of Armon Hanatziv.
“The Jerusalem Municipality has been carrying out increased enforcement in the Jebl Mukaber neighborhood, including: dismantling illegal structures in public spaces; addressing illegal building in the neighborhood; mapping illegal building to determine proper legal action; and inspections of outstanding payments of municipal taxes,” the municipality said.
“As part of this increased enforcement, the municipality cleared a five-dunam area on which eight illegal structures had been erected on land designated for a school for the benefit of the local community.
These structures had been operating as an illegal construction- materials business, which had been causing major disturbances in the area and had been impeding the advancement of the plans for this local school,” the statement added.
Some of these buildings were also safety hazards, and likely didn't have any proper electrical or water appliances inside either, if they even had them at all. It doesn't take much to figure out those who erected them didn't even want the school built, yet would probably complain regardless if they saw it as an advantage. It's good that those buildings were finally brought down to send a message that jihadism won't bring any benefits.
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