Israel shuts down Palestinian telecom center
The Israeli army entered on Sunday, August 12, a Palestinian telecommunications center in the east Jerusalem Abu Dis neighborhood, and seized control over the building, after evicting its 15 employees, Palestinian sources told the AFP news agency.
The Qatari Al-Jazira satellite TV channel reported that Israeli forces carried out searches in the district, where a dozen other administrative and security buildings had already been closed down.
The measures were taken by Israel in retaliation for Thursday's Hamas suicide bombing in west Jerusalem, which killed 15 people. The Israelis have also seized the Orient House, which served as the unofficial Palestinian Authority headquarters in east Jerusalem. — (Mena Report)
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