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Category: Gerusalemme

The New York Times, May 22, 2021

Israeli soldiers firing tear gas towards Palestinian protesters in the town of Kfar Qaddum.

Israeli soldiers firing tear gas towards Palestinian protesters in the town of Kfar Qaddum.Credit...Samar Hazboun for The New York Times

 

JERUSALEM — Muhammad Sandouka built his home in the shadow of the Temple Mount before his second son, now 15, was born.

They demolished it together, after Israeli authorities decided that razing it would improve views of the Old City for tourists.

Mr. Sandouka, 42, a countertop installer, had been at work when an inspector confronted his wife with two options: Tear the house down, or the government would not only level it but also bill the Sandoukas $10,000 for its expenses.