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Palestinian Family Lives In A Cave After Their House In Jerusalem Is Demolished

The family of seven, including five children, moved to a cave that used to be their stable, reports the Associated Press.

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Zir, a 39-year-old maintenance worker told the AP: "My house was demolished, and I was obliged to live here because I did not have any place to go to."

Sebastian Scheiner / AP

"I wanted to rent a house but there are no houses here for rent, because there are no licenses for us Arabs to build," said Zir.

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