In November, Israeli bulldozers destroyed the Al Aqsa mosque compound and the Dome of the Rock, marking a major turning point in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Now, Israeli forces have begun to reclaim some of the disputed areas in East, West, and South Jerusalem, the latter of which was seized by Israel in 1967 and annexed by Israel.
The demolitions are part of a massive Israeli-led offensive to restore the holy sites.
According to the Israeli news site Haaretz, Israeli soldiers are currently demolishing 1,000 homes, a mosque, a synagogue, and a Palestinian mosque in East and West Jerusalem.
“The demolition of these holy sites is a continuation of the policies of the occupation,” Palestinian Minister of Religious Affairs, Saeb Erekat, said in a statement.
“This is part of the continuing colonization of East Jerusalem and the illegal Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
These policies are a violation of international law and an affront to the rights of the Palestinian people.”
The demolishments are part and parcel of a wider Israeli campaign of demolishing Palestinian homes and the displacement of Palestinians in East East Jerusalem.
In recent months, Israel has demolished more than 3,000 Palestinian homes in East Palestine, including Al-Wadi Abu Jala’ and a nearby home.
In response, Palestinians in Jerusalem have taken to the streets to protest the demolitions.
The demolition campaign is part and part of an ongoing campaign of demolition, the destruction of homes, and the dispossession of the Palestinians in east Jerusalem, which is governed by a 1967 armistice agreement that ended the 1948 war between Israel and the PLO, a Palestinian faction.
The United Nations has said that the destruction and dispossession constitutes crimes against humanity.
Israel has denied that it is doing anything illegal.
According to the United Nations, Palestinians and their supporters have been targeted by Israeli forces for over a decade in East Area, the West Area, and Gaza.
The U.N. report, published in December, said that Israeli forces “systematically” demolished homes, uprooted crops, and destroyed entire communities.
The U.S. State Department said in September that it had “serious concerns” about Israeli demolitions and that it has “strong concerns” that the demolishings “are not being carried out in a manner consistent with international humanitarian law.”
The Israeli military said that its forces had demolished over 2,500 homes, including 1,600 in East Al-Bireh, East Jerusalem, and East Ramallah.
The Jerusalem Post reported that the Israeli forces had also destroyed a mosque in the al-Ajsa neighborhood in East Ramlah, destroying a structure that had been used by Muslims since the early years of the Jewish kingdom.
The al-Quds mosque, built in 1832, is a mosque that serves as a central point in Jewish worship, the site of two of the holiest sites in Judaism.
Israel captured the holy site in 1967 in an incursion that killed more than 200 Palestinians.
Since then, Israel, under a law passed in 2005, has allowed Jews to pray at the site, but also demolished it and rebuilt it in the 1970s.
In addition, in 2008, Israel demolished the mosque in front of the Al Nusrah Front, an armed wing of the Islamic State.
The destruction was blamed on a fire that started in the building.
Israel has demolished Palestinian homes as well.
In September, the Israeli army demolished the home of a Palestinian man and his family.
The demolition was in response to an attack by a Palestinian mob that injured three Israelis.