On Sunday, Israeli bulldozers demolished a Palestinian-owned car wash in the Beit Safafa neighborhood, in Jerusalem. The demolition of the car wash came under the pretext that it was built without the nearly-impossible to obtain Israeli permit. Also, on Sunday the Jerusalem Planning and Building Committee turned down some 20 applications for residential building permits submitted by Palestinians, rejecting a long-standing procedure for establishing land ownership in East Jerusalem making it completely impossible to obtain a building permit for Palestinians.
- Lord, help us not to lose hope in the humanity of our oppressor. We pray for your spirit to give us strength to remain steadfast in the land of our ancestors. Lord in your mercy…hear our prayers.