Clashes in Jerusalem as Israeli Forces Serve Demolition Orders

Clashes erupted on Sunday, between Palestinians in the al-Matar neighborhood, to the north of occupied Jerusalem, and Israeli soldiers, after the latter stormed the area and handed out notices for the demolition of four buildings there, according to witnesses. Israeli forces stormed the neighbourhood and shut down a building, before serving demolition orders against four under-construction buildings in the area, provoking clashes with residents. No injuries were reported. The orders came under the pretext of being constructed too close to the apartheid wall, which separates the neighbourhood from Qalandia airport. Forces also seized two vehicles belonging to residents in the neighbourhood.