Pictures: Demolishing a house and displacing its residents in Sur Baher…demolishing under-construction establishments in Silwan
August 30, 2016

The occupation bulldozers demolished on Tuesday early morning a house in the village of Sur Baher south of Jerusalem owned by Wasim Atyeh under the pretext of building without a permit.

Wasim Atyeh explained that the occupation municipality’s bulldozers demolished his house without prior notice. He explained that he built his house and moved-in a year ago with his family of 5 individuals (wife and three children aged between 4-8 years).

He said: “The occupation forces raided my house in the early morning and evacuated the residents by forces. They took out some of the furniture and demolished the house on top of the rest. The bulldozers also demolished the wall around the land and the outside gate.”

He explained that the municipality’s court set a date at the end of next October to discuss the permits of the house as he had submitted the necessary documents for licensing.

In the neighborhood of Wad Yasool in Silwan, the occupation bulldozers demolished two under-construction homes owned by Eyad Nairookh. He started building them on 11/8/2016 from bricks and was surprised today by the demolition operation without being able to follow-up with the municipality.

The bulldozers also demolished walls owned by Izz Burqan and the families of Shweiki and Ja’bari under the pretext of building without a permit.