Occupation authorities demolish a house in Silwan
February 7, 2018

The occupation municipality’s bulldozers demolished last Wednesday a house in the neighborhood of Ein Al-Lozeh in Silwan, displacing six residents.

 Wadi Hilweh Information Center said that a large number of special units and police raided the neighborhood of Ein Al-Lozeh and stormed the house of Ali Mahmoud Tu’meh Hmeidat and gave the family half an hour to evacuate the house.

Hmeidat explained to the center that the house was built in 2006 and was renovated in 2017.
He added that the Israeli municipality issued a decision to demolish the house under the pretext of building without a permit. They also imposed a fine of NIS 170,000 on him, while Hmeidat tried to license the house and went to engineers, lawyers and the relevant authorities but to no avail. 
Hmeidat added that six people live in the house including 4 children. 
The occupation forces arrested Anwar Aneezan after assaulting him and his father while executing the demolition of Hmeidat’s house. 
In a related matter, the occupation municipality’s crews swept the land of Shweiki family in the neighborhood of Beit Hanina north of Jerusalem, and emptied the land of its contents. 
Mazen Shweiki explained that a bus was placed in the land and was used as residence for his mother In’am Shweiki; also two vehicles were placed in the land and were used for storage. 
Shweiki added that the family placed the bus 16 years ago after the family’s house was demolished. 
Shweiki also pointed out that the occupation authorities are attempting to seize the family’s land under the pretext of “public benefit”, and therefore construction is prohibited. 
The municipality moved the “house” to his son’s land. 
Mohammad Abu Hummos, member of follow-up committee in the village of Esawyeh, explained that the occupation municipality’s crews along with occupation forces raided the village of Esawyeh and placed evacuation and demolition orders on several commercial establishments in the area that is at risk of being confiscated in favor of “national parks”.