Pictures: Demolishing the house of Abu Sneineh family in Al-Bustan neighborhood in Silwan
August 22, 2017

For the second time in a week, the occupation municipality’s bulldozers demolished on Tuesday morning the house of Abu Sneineh family in Al-Bustan neighborhood in Silwan.

Occupation forces raided the neighborhood of Al-Bustan and surrounded Abu Sneineh house and started demolishing it; the house is still under construction.

The occupation bulldozers had demolished two houses last Tuesday (15/8/2017) that are owned by Abu Sneineh family. Since then, the family had cleaned the remains and started construction again with the help of Jerusalemites; the bulldozers demolished the house again.

The occupation authorities plan to demolish the houses of Al-Bustan neighborhood in order to establish the “King’s Park”. They started distributing demolition orders to the residents since 2005 but the locals were able to freeze and postpone the demolition through legal and popular movement. After the municipality rejected all the plans submitted by the residents of the area, all demolition order became valid.