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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Arab Center Destroyed

JERUSALEM () -- Israeli police hoisted a bulldozer over the walls of Jerusalem's Old City at dawn on Tuesday and destroyed an Arab building, reigniting the battle for land between Arab and Jew.


Palestinians called a two-hour general strike and marched in protest against the demolition of the incomplete building, intended as a center for the handicapped, which the Jerusalem Municipality said was being constructed without a permit.


Palestinian lawmakers said the demolition was the latest sign of a tougher Israeli policy towards the city's 165,000 Arabs since the right-wing government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won office in May.