15 Jul 2010

Israel bulldozes Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem

Israel courted international anger on Tuesday when it abruptly resumed its controversial policy of sending bulldozers into East Jerusalem to demolish Palestinian homes.


A Palestinian woman gestures in front of Israeli police officers


A Palestinian woman gestures in front of Israeli police officers as the home of her neighbours is razed in East Jerusalem Photo: REUTERS
After nine-months of restraint at the prompting of the United States, Israeliwrecking teams unexpectedly advanced into the city's Arab suburbs and razed six Palestinian-owned buildings.
The return of the bulldozers, seen by Palestinians as one of the most hated symbols of Israeli occupation, threatened to undermine President Barack Obama's finely-balanced efforts to resume full peace talks.

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