The occupation authorities force Jerusalemite to demolish his house

October 26, 2021

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM - The Israeli occupation forces forced, yesterday evening, a Jerusalemite to self-demolish his house in the Wadi Al-Joz neighborhood, north of occupied Jerusalem, Monday, October 26.

And Jerusalemite sources reported that the occupation forces coerced the Jerusalemite Ismail Aramin from Wadi Al-Joz neighborhood, north of occupied Jerusalem, to personally demolish his house, otherwise, he would pay heavy fines if the occupation forces demolish it themselves on the pretext of building without a permit.

Since the occupation of the city in 1967, the occupation forces have demolished more than 2,000 homes in Jerusalem, and have also followed a systematic racial and aggressive policy against Jerusalemites aiming at tightening its grip on Jerusalem, judaizing it, and tightening the noose around its original inhabitants through a series of arbitrary decisions and actions that affected all aspects of the daily lives of Jerusalemites.

Among these measures, the Israeli occupation forces demolished homes and facilities after placing many obstacles and barriers in the way of issuing building permits for Jerusalemites. 

Doing so, the occupation authorities aim to limit and reduce the Palestinian population presence in the city; they established a coercive system that restricted the dispensing of building permits to the Palestinians and subjected them to a tight bureaucratic and functional ladder so that it takes years before it reaches their final stages.

While the occupation forces demolish Palestinian homes, they issue building permits for thousands of housing units in the "Israeli" settlements built on the land of Jerusalem.

The occupation forces committed 2,694 violations against Palestinians last September, which increased by 40% compared to September of the previous year 2020, Hamas media office in the West Bank reported. 

The report documented 156 raids of citizens' homes and 315 incursions into various areas in the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem, during which they detained 363 Palestinians, and the number of checkpoints set up reached 352.