Israeli soldiers forced, Sunday, a Palestinian to demolish his home in Beit Hanina, north of the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem, in the West Bank.
Local sources said the Palestinian, Arafat Rajabi, had to demolish his 50 square/meter home to avoid the excessively high fines and fees if the City Council uses its workers and equipment.
They added that Rajabi filed appeals with Israeli courts, and already paid hefty fines in an attempt to obtain a permit and house his ten family members.
It is worth mentioning that the home was only constructed three months ago.
Rajabi said he and his family will have to live in a tent because they cannot afford even a rental and have no other resources.
On Tuesday, September 7th, a Palestinian family from the al-Bustan neighborhood in Silwan town, in occupied Jerusalem, was forced to demolish its home after the City Council denied their appeals.
On Saturday, September 4th, the Israeli army forced a Palestinian to demolish his under-construction home in Wadi ar-Rababa neighborhood, in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in Jerusalem.
On Wednesday, September 1st, the soldiers demolished two under-construction Palestinian homes in Beit Ta’mar and Harmala villages, east of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank.
While Israel continues to build and expand its illegal colonies, Palestinian communities and towns, in occupied Jerusalem, and various areas in the occupied West Bank, continue to be denied the right to build or expand homes and property.
Israel has been issuing hundreds of demolition orders against existing Palestinian homes and property, including under-construction structures, and has already demolished many of them.
According to data by the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD), demolished 865 structures, displacing 1,014 people, and directly affecting 5,615 people. In addition to demolishing 2,586 buildings in the Negev, in the year 2020.
(Source / 04.10.2021)