Jabal Al-Mukabber: Murad Ja’abees self-demolishes his home in execution of the municipality’s order
Murad Ja’abees self-demolished his house in the village of Jabal Al-Mukabber following an order issued by the occupation municipality under the pretext of “building without a permit.
Murad explained that he had demolished his house on Friday using a bulldozer after the occupation municipality issued a demolition order under the pretext of building without a permit. He pointed out that his house was built 11 years ago where 8 individuals live (him, his wife and 6 children); the house is 100 square meters and consists of 4 rooms.
Ja’abees explained that the municipality imposed 100 thousand NIS of fines on him in the last few years and he constantly tried to obtain a building permit but to no avail.
Ja’abees explained that the occupation forces arrested him nearly two weeks ago at Ras Al-Amoud checkpoint in Silwan on charges of not attending the municipality’s court last June. They forced him to pay 1800 NIS until appearing in a court session which is supposed to be held at the end of the year.
Ja’abees also explained that the municipality threatened to impose a new fine on him in addition to paying 80 thousand NIS as demolition costs if he doesn’t execute its order.