Jerusalem Illegally Razes Four Palestinian Buildings, Clearing Way for a New Park

“These are decades-old homes,” said Aviv Tatarsky, a researcher for the Ir Amim organization, which has been helping Al-Walaja residents for years. “Generation after generation has lived in them, cultivated gardens around them and worked magnificent terraces of olive groves. Al-Walaja residents’ connection to their land and their heritage was stronger than Israel’s efforts to expel them by building the separation fence, and they continued to come and work their lands.

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Haaretz , Nir Hasson