The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) in east Jerusalem forced two Palestinian brothers to demolish their own homes in Silwan district, south of the Aqsa Mosque.
The two brothers, Mohamed and Mustafa al-Salayma, had to knock down their own apartments to avoid paying demolition expenses and fines to the IOA after they received an ultimatum in this regard.
The IOA justified the demolition measure against the two-story apartment building, which was built by Salayma about two months ago, by claiming that it was unlicensed.
Recently, the Israeli municipality has escalated its demolition campaign against Palestinian homes and structures in east Jerusalem.
According to the Wadi Hilweh Information Center, 51 homes and structures were demolished in east Jerusalem during last August and 27 of those demolitions were carried out by the owners after the IOA forced them to do so.
Several Palestinian citizens on Saturday morning suffered from their exposure to tear gas during clashes between local youths and the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) in Qaffin town, north of Tulkarem.
During its presence in the town, the IOF raided the house of Sheikh Majdi Ajouli, a prisoner in Israeli jails, and wreaked havoc on its furniture at the pretext of conducting a search.
Sheikh Ajouli, 50, was one of the detainees who released as part of the 2011 prisoner swap deal between the Hamas Movement and the occupation state, but he was rejailed in 2014 and his life sentence was reinstated.
The Israeli occupation police on Thursday rearrested Palestinian prisoner Mohamed al-Abbasi, a resident of Silwan district in east Jerusalem, immediately after he was released from the Negev jail.
According to an informed source, police officers arrested Abbasi and took him to the Moskobiya detention center in western Jerusalem after he completed his 45-month prison term and left the Negev jail.
However, the Israeli magistrate court in Occupied Jerusalem on Friday ordered his release on condition of not entering the holy city for 10 days.