Israeli municipality forces two families to demolish their homes in Jerusalem

The Israeli municipality on Monday forced two Jerusalemite families to demolish their homes in the occupied city of Jerusalem under the pretext of building without a permit.

The ex-prisoner, Salman Abu Sbeitan, continues to demolish his house under construction in the town of At-Tur, after a decision of the occupation court obliges him to do so, otherwise the municipality's mechanisms will do so, and he has to pay the heavy demolition fees.

The young man, Abu Sbeitan, said: "Nine months ago, I started building the house, and two months ago the municipality issued an administrative demolition decision for it. I was preparing it to move to it, but the municipality refused to freeze or postpone the demolition."

In a related context, the occupation municipality forced the Bazbazat family to self-demolish a 60-square-meter room in the Wadi al-Joz neighborhood, knowing that it has been in place since 1995.

The young man, Muhammad Bazbazat, explained that the room has been in existence for years. In 2005, the occupation municipality issued a violation under the pretext of building without a permit. During the family’s application to license the facility, it was surprised by the decision to demolish the ceiling of the room.

He pointed out that 30,000 shekels were imposed on them for building violations, pointing out that the municipality went after the family, and demanded it last week to demolish the walls of the room and not to remove the rubble from it, until the final decision on the file.

Source : Safa