Pictures- occupation municipality demolish two houses and a commercial facility in Jerusalem
On Tuesday, Israeli bulldozers demolished two houses and a commercial facility in Beit Hanina and Silwan in Jerusalem, under the pretext of building without a permit.
Wadi Hilweh Information Center said that the Israeli occupation forces, accompanied by bulldozers and forces, stormed Al-Ashqaryeh neighborhood in Beit Hanina in Jerusalem early Tuesday morning, demolished two houses belonging to the family of Kamel Rajabi and displaced 12 individuals. Afterwards, the bulldozers demolished a commercial facility in Silwan owned by Odeh family.
Mohammad Rajabi, one of the victims of the demolition, explained that the Israeli bulldozers demolished two houses with a total area of about 130 square meters, which were built about four months ago. The municipality issued a demolition order and he went to the court and was able to freeze the demolition order. The next morning, the demolition was executed before paying a NIS 10 thousand fine that they ordered him to pay.
Rajabi added that the building belongs to his father Kamel where 3 families live (12 individuals including 5 children and elderly).
He explained that the occupation and municipal staff stormed the houses in the morning, without prior notice, and forced them out and assaulted some of them. They forced them to move away from the perimeter of the houses, and prevented them from taking out furniture.
They added that the occupation’s bulldozers demolished the houses on top of large parts of the furniture, while the municipal crews took out some of the contents of the houses.
Mohammed Odeh explained that the occupation’s bulldozers demolished a commercial facility for the family that has been in place for about a year and a half, and has an area of about 20 square meters.
Odeh added that the family built the facility, which is a canteen selling sandwiches and drinks, where 3 families use for make their living.
He pointed out that the municipality issued a demolitionorder for the facility about a week ago. The lawyer was able to postpone the demolition until 4/11/2018, and during his visit to the court on Tuesday morning to submit a request to postpone the demolition for an additional period, the crews executed the demolition.
He said that the municipality demolished a commercial facility in the same location in the last two years, which was a "carwash".