Pictures- Two brothers self-demolish their apartments in Silwan
September 12, 2020

On Saturday, the two brothers Mohammad and Mustafa Salaymeh self-demolished their two apartments in Silwan, by a decision of the occupation municipality, to avoid paying fines.

Mohammad Salaymeh explained that he and his brother started building a two-story building, "each floor is a residential apartment," about two months ago.The municipality crews stormed the building site and issued a demolition order under the pretext of building without a permit, and thus they did not complete the construction.

Salaymeh added that he and his brother had to implement the decision despite its difficulty, in order to avoid paying the municipality a "demolition fee and fines" that could reach 100,000 shekels, especially since the construction process cost them more than 170,000 shekels, most of which was borrowed.