Demolition notices to commercial and residential establishments in the village of Esawyeh
May 2, 2016

Occupation municipality’s crews protected by Special Forces distributed on Monday demolition notices to several establishments in the village of Esawyeh under the pretext of building without a permit.

Mohammad Abu Hummos, member of follow-up committee in the village of Esawyeh, explained that municipality crews raided the village from its main entrance and started taking pictures of commercial and residential establishments as well as the streets and alleys of the village.

Afterwards, they hung administrative demolition notices before submitting indictments against the owners for not executing the court’s orders. Also, notice for not using the property were distributed to several buildings and establishments under the pretext of “illegal building”; among the establishments were a medical center and a gas station. On the other hand, Abu Hummos said that the municipality’s court will hold a session on Monday to discuss the appeal submitted by the locals of the village of Esawyeh against the municipality’s and Nature and Parks authority’s attempts to confiscate lands from the village and plant them after sweeping and completely damaging them.

Abu Hummos explained that the Nature and Parks authority seeks to plant the lands before confiscating them in favor of the “National Parks” project. He confirmed that the owners of the lands are maintaining and planting their lands but they are constantly being damaged by the Israeli authorities.