Row over demolition of historic Cape manor house

A bitter row is raging between local residents and the Athlone School for the Blind over the demolition of a 60-year-old manor house to make way for a social housing development. Residents are concerned about the impact on pupils of the development which will see over 900 flats being built[…]

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Cafe built over Jerusalem graves sparks anger

The opening of a cafe in Jerusalem built over a revered Islamic cemetery has sparked condemnation and anger from the Muslim community. The Aqsa Foundation for Endowment and Heritage said on Tuesday that the construction of the site was part of an Israeli plan that aims to demolish “everything related[…]

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Jerusalem tense amid house demolitions

Israeli security forces have fired tear gas at protesters in occupied East Jerusalem as tensions remain high over home demolitions ordered by the Israeli prime minister after a deadly attack by two Palestinians on a synagogue earlier this week. Palestinian youths on Friday threw stones at lorries and cars waiting[…]

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Israel begins demolishing homes over attacks

Israel has demolished the East Jerusalem home of a Palestinian who carried out a deadly October attack, just hours after Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli prime minister, warned of strict security measures in response to Tuesday’s synagogue killings in Jerusalem. The house demolished on Wednesday in the Silwan neighbourhood near the Old[…]

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