Occupation forces Palestinian to self-demolish his house in Jerusalem

Israeli occupation authorities on Tuesday forced a Palestinian to demolish his own house in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabal al-Mukaber, according to local sources.

They said that Aziz Oweisa self demolished his house purportedly,, under the pretection of being built without a license after being fined 32,000 shekels (some USD $10,000) by the occupation authorities.

The Oweisa family carried out the demolition to avoid paying exorbitant fines if the Israeli municipality of Jerusalem carries out the demolition on its own.

They added that the family received the demolition order two weeks ago, nothing that they were only given until Monday evening to self-demolish the house.

Meanwhile, another resident of Jabal al-Mukaber was received a demolition notice against his house under the same flimsy pretext.

Using the pretext of illegal building, Israel demolishes houses on a regular basis to restrict Palestinian expansion in occupied Jerusalem.



Source : Safa