Occupation forces Jerusalemite to demolish his house in At-Tur

August 16, 2021

Occupied Jerusalem - Yesterday evening, Sunday, the Israeli occupation forced the Jerusalemite, Muhammad Osama Dweik, to self-demolish his house in Khallet al-Ain in the town of At-Tur in occupied Jerusalem.

The occupation forces ordered Dweik to knock his house down otherwise, they would demolish it and impose a heavy fine on him, eyewitnesses reported.

Palestinians are forced to demolish their homes with their own hands in Jerusalem to avoid paying heavy fines imposed by the occupation municipality.

The demolitions are carried out on the pretext of not having a building permit the occupation municipality prevents the Jerusalemites from stopping the natural expansion of the Palestinians, restricts them, and robs them of their lands to Judaize the Holy City and take full control of the land.

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.

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