OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC) – The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) displaced a Jerusalemite family after forcing it to demolish its home in its entirety in the east Jerusalem district of Issawiya.
Homeowner Yehya Abu Rayyala, 24, said that he had to knock down part of the house last year following a municipal demolition order, but the IOA forced him today to finish demolishing it entirely.
Abu Rayyala added that the IOA threatened to make him pay 150,000 shekels if its bulldozers came to demolish the house.
Abu Rayyala was living with his wife and two kids in that house.
As always, the IOA justified the measure by claiming that the house had been built with no license.
The Jerusalemites have no choice but to build without licenses because there are no structural maps that respond to the natural increase in their numbers, and for that reason, they are denied house permits.
The IOA also imposes building restrictions on the Palestinian natives in Jerusalem and makes it hard for them to obtain construction licenses.
Israel’s systematic demolition of Palestinian homes in Occupied Jerusalem is believed to be aimed at psychologically destroying the Jerusalemite families in an attempt to force them to move from the holy city.
(Source / 06.03.2021)