Israeli occupation authorities oblige Jerusalemite family to self-demolish their house

December 07, 2021

The Israeli occupation authorities forced a Palestinian family to self-demolish their house, on the pretext of lacking a building permit, in the “Bir Ayoub” neighborhood, in the town of Silwan, south of Al-Aqsa Mosque, in the occupied city of Jerusalem.

The Jerusalemite, Baha Zaitoun, said that he had to personally tear down the second floor of his family's house, inhabited by 6, 4 of whom are children, which was built four years ago to avoid paying exorbitant fees in case it was demolished by the occupation municipality.

Zaitoun added that the occupation municipality handed him a demolition notice about four months ago, and it was frozen by a judicial decision. About a week ago, the municipality returned and handed him a new demolition order.