Israeli authorities planning to destroy a Palestinian library in Jerusalem
This isn’t an analysis of a military action after the fact, as with last July’s reports of the destruction of a public documents archive in Nablus.
What is happening now is that Israeli authorities have issued a warrant to the owner of the building housing an important Palestinian library in Jerusalem, ordering him to evacuate the building so that it can be demolished to make way for the construction of a train station. The Al-Ansari Library on Saint George St. is one of the most important libraries in Jerusalem, and its destruction would mean a great blow to the cultural survival of the Palestinian people.
Thanks to Tom Twiss for sharing this news with the SRRT list.