Jabal Al-Mukabber…A Jerusalemite self-demolishes his house
February 11, 2019

On Monday, Jamal Bkeirat demolished his house in the village of Sur Baher, south of Jerusalem, following a decision by the occupation municipality

Bkeirat explained to Wadi Hilweh Information Center that the occupation municipality issued a demolition order on his house and ordered him to demolish it before the beginning of March. Otherwise, the bulldozers will demolish the house and her has to pay all demolition costs.

Bkeirat added that his son and his family of five were living in the 40-square-meter house.

Bkeirat added that he built the house five years ago, and the municipality imposed a "fine” of NIS 25000 for building without a permit, and is expected to impose a second fine of NIS 2500, despite the implementation of the demolition order.

Wadi Hilweh Information Center indicated that 11 structures, most of them residential, had been demolished by their owners since the beginning of the year, as the occupation municipality forces the owners to self-demolish their structures and threatens to impose fines or imprisonment.