Demolishing 3 structures in Shu’fat refugee camp
April 2, 2019

 

On Tuesday, the occupation municipality’s bulldozers demolished 3 structures in Shu'fat refugee camp in the city of Jerusalem, under the pretext of building without a permit.

Wadi Hilweh Information Center said that the Israeli occupation forces accompanied by bulldozers stormed Shu'fat refugee camp in Jerusalem through several entrances, with the support of a helicopter flying over the camp.

The center added that the occupation forces closed the entire area of demolition and deployed its forces in the vicinity and inside the streets of the camp,and ascended the rooftops of high buildings.

Adnan Hoshiya, 53, was hit by rubber bullet in the leg and chest during an attempt to approach the vicinity of his building which was demolished; he was summoned for investigation.

Demolishing a building

The information center explained that the occupation forces demolished an under-constructionbuilding consisting of two floors,with an area of 450 square meters.

The center quoted Ala’ Hoshiya, one of the owners of the building, as saying that the demolition was carried out without prior notice. The court gave them until the 10th of May to self-demolish their strictures.

He explained that they started building mid-last year, and the municipality issued a decision to stop the construction and demolish it early this year.

After the demolition was over, Hoshiya said that the municipal staff handed him an order to follow up with them in order to pay the "demolition fees" which was estimated between NIS 150 -200 thousand.

Demolishing a swimming pool

Immediately after the demolition of the building, the Israeli occupation forces demolished parts of the swimming pool and Al-Andalus club in the area.

Mustafa Bayaa, owner of the structure,explained that the bulldozers demolished parts of the second floor of the swimming pool, and then the municipality stopped the demolition on the pretext of "the presence of a decision to freeze the demolition."

Bayaa pointed out that the structure has been in place since 2013, and early this year the municipality issued a decision to demolish it and the decision was frozen until the end of next April.

Bayaa added that the structure consists of two floors, the first floor is a swimming pool and the second is a club, noting that the demolition was carried out for parts of the club, and caused damages to the entire building making it unusable.

Demolishing a parking lot

Khader Debs explained that the bulldozers demolished a parking lot at the entrance of Shu'fat refugee camp.