JERUSALEM (AFP) - Jewish settlers moved into a house in the Al-Tur district of occupied East Jerusalem on Wednesday, just hours after Israeli officials razed another Palestinian home in the same neighbourhood. Scores of police were at the scene as a single bulldozer razed the small house near the Mount of Olives, in an operation that was completed shortly before the owner turned up with a court order to halt the demolition. Abed Zablah showed AFP a Jerusalem court order issued early on Wednesday but, by the time he reached home with the document, it was too late. Shortly afterwards, some 15 Jewish settlers, accompanied by dozens of police, took over a house in another part of the district, an Israeli peace activist told AFP. Around 15 people entered the house which is next door to another house which has been taken over by settlers, said Assaf Sharon, who belongs to an Israeli-Palestinian group which tries to stop settlers from taking over Arab homes in east Jerusalem. Sharon said the building, which had stayed empty for two years due to a court order, had been purchased by Lowell Investments. A foreign firm, it is believed to be a front for the right-wing Elad movement that seeks to settle Jews in mainly Arab east Jerusalem. Meanwhile, Israeli troops in the Jordan Valley on Wednesday destroyed at least two Palestinian buildings used to house livestock and a tent in Massua near the border with Jordan. A military spokesman said they were demolished because they had been erected illegally on public land. Palestinians in the area told AFP at least seven structures were razed, including some that were demolished with animals still inside. One witness, who declined to be identified, said more than seven houses and sheds were completely destroyed by Israeli bulldozers, along with watertanks, and a large number of livestock also died in the rubble of the structures. Meanwhile, Japan on late Wednesday urged Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad to resume peace talks with Israel, offering him aid amounting to 100 million dollars this fiscal year, the government said. Japan is one of the top donors for the Palestinian territories, providing more than one billion dollars in aid since 1993. Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan met Fayyad in Tokyo and strongly urged the peace negotiations to resume between the Palestinians and Israel, the government said in a statement. Kan told the visiting Palestinian premier that Japans aid for the territories nation-building efforts would be worth about 100 million dollars this financial year, the statement said. Direct peace talks between the two sides remain stalled because of Israeli settlement activity on the West Bank. In response, Fayyad said the Palestinians will engage in the peace negotiations, the statement said, without elaborating further.