Occupation municipality conduct a large scale demolition operation in Jerusalem
October 29, 2019

On Tuesday, the Israeli occupation forces demolished a house and commercial and animal establishments in Jerusalem under the pretext of building without a permit.


Municipal staff along with occupation police and Special Forces stormed Al-Sowaneh neighborhood in Jerusalem and surrounded a house belonging to Khaled al-Faham, and demolished it under the pretext of building without a permit, despite a decision to postpone the demolition for a week.

Al-Faham family explained to Wadi Hilweh Information Center that the Israeli municipality issued a decision about a year and a half ago to demolish the house under the pretext of building without a permit. The family added: "The house was established in 1964 and we have all the official documents and we have been trying to prove that for months, until the District Court issued a decision recently to demolish it and gave us until the 27th of the October. We immediately went to the municipality court again and asked for an extra time to go to the Supreme Court to protect our house from demolition. The court approved our request and gave us another week, but the municipal staff stormed the house and demolished it".

Six individuals including 3 minors lived in the house.


The member of the follow-up committee in Issawiya, Mohammed Abu al-Hummos, explained that joint crews of the municipality, the occupation forces and the municipal bulldozers stormed the village and carried out demolitions in two areas, and forced a resident to self-demolish his facility, which he did in order to avoid paying fines.

He added that the Israeli occupation forces demolished a container used for horses and a container used as a room, and also demolished the base of a construction owned by Ishaq Hamdan.

They also demolished a commercial facility owned by Louay Mansour Mahmoud, a taxi office and a carwash.

The Israeli occupation municipality forced Louay Obeid to self-demolish his under-construction house.