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  Shvat 20, 5772 , 13/02/12

Report: Illegal Hut Destroyed in Shiloach

Inspectors of the Nature and Parks Authority destroyed, Monday morning, an illegally-built hut that Arabs said was used for social gatherings in the contested Jewish-Arab neighborhood of Shiloach (Silwan in Arabic) in eastern Jerusalem. The authority said the operation was part of a building enforcement program associated with the nearby "Sovev Chomot Yerushalayim" (Around the Walls of Jerusalem) National Park.

During the course of Monday's operation, a police officer was wounded by rocks that were thrown at him. Two weeks ago, police closed down two institutions under a 30-day order because they were funded by Hamas.

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