A Jerusalemite self-demolishes his house in Silwan
March 17, 2018

Ishaq Shweiki was forced to self-demolish his house in Silwan following a decision made by the occupation municipality and in order to avoid paying fines.

Shweiki explained to Wadi Hilweh Information Center that the Israeli municipality gave him 30 days to execute the demolition of his house claiming that it was built without a permit.

Shweiki added that the house was built six years ago from reinforced concrete and gypsum, and is on the second floor with an area of about 50 square meters.

Shweiki lives in the house which is considered a home for his family. He was forced to self-demolish it after threatening to impose high fines and demolition fees of 50-60 thousand NIS on him, and in order not to cause damage to the first floor which was built more than 100 years ago.