Two Palestinian-owned Homes Demolished by Owners in Jerusalem

Two Palestinian brothers in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina, began demolishing their homes, in order to avoid having the Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem demolish it, according to the Palestinian WAFA News Agency.

The Israeli municipality ordered the demolition of the house, under the standard pretext of the lack of a building permit.

The Israeli municipality will demolish the house and then force the owner of the home to pay a substantial fine.

The two 65 square meter homes were home to 9 people, who have now been displaced by the state of Israel.

Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention states “Individual or mass forcible transfers, as well as deportations of protected persons from occupied territory to the territory of the Occupying Power or to that of any other country, occupied or not, are prohibited, regardless of their motive.”

In related news, confrontations erupted on Sunday, after the Israeli police invaded al-‘Isawiya district in occupied East Jerusalem and opened fire with tear-gas canisters, towards Palestinian youths, the Palestinian Information Center reported.

Local sources stated that several youths in al-‘Isawiya neighborhood, protested the police invasion by throwing stones and Molotov-cocktails at their vehicles.

The Israeli police tightened the restriction of movement on the Palestinian civilians in the Old City of Jerusalem and surrounding areas, blocking the entrances leading to Silwan district.

(Source / 01.09.2020)

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