|Municipality tears down east J'lem care center for disabled children|
|By Jonathan Lis, Haaretz Correspondent|
The Jerusalem municipality destroyed a building in east Jerusalem on Tuesday that served as a residence for handicapped children. The center, in the Wadi Joz neighborhood in the city's north, was destroyed after the District Court declared it illegal.
The Ayat association for special-needs children, which runs the center together with the Kochvei Yerushalayim association, holds two-week recreational sessions for children there and runs an afternoon club. Special education schools in Wadi Joz use the center's services on a regular basis, and children whose families have difficulty caring for them at night slept there.