Israeli police and military personnel cordoned off a section of Sur Baher, in east Jerusalem, to facilitate the demolition of residential buildings in the morning (local time) of Monday, July 22. Israel has claimed the buildings are too close to a separation barrier in the area, while critics accuse Israel of using security concerns as a pretext to expand settlements in the West Bank. Protests and other unrest are possible in the coming days, particularly in Jerusalem and its surrounding areas.
Individuals in Israel and the Palestinian Territories are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all public demonstrations as a precaution, and remain vigilant for criminal and militant behavior.
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