Esawyeh: Administrative demolition orders for houses established 15 years ago
March 13, 2016

The occupation municipality’s crews handed on Sunday administrative demolition orders to several Jerusalemites in the village of Esawyeh under the pretext of building without a permit.

 Essawi building

Wadi Hilweh Information Center was informed that municipality crews along with Israeli forces raided the building of Fadi Essawi in the village of Esawyeh and handed his family an administrative demolition order for his building which was established in 2001.

Fadi explained that his building was built in 2001 and consists of three residential apartments where 8 individuals live. He added that he obtained the necessary permits from the official departments but he built more than the allowed area and was subject to a 75-thousand NIS fine which he finished paying in 2006; he has been working all those years in an attempt to obtain a permit for the added building.

Essawi added that he completed the requirements of the building permit and he was only waiting on the “improving the environment tax” to get the permit and was surprised by the administrative demolition order he received.

Mahmoud Building

In the Schools’ neighborhood in the village of Esawyeh, the municipality crews raided the building of Mohammad Daoud Mahmoud and handed him an administrative demolition order for two floors in his 4-storey building.

Mahmoud explained that his building was established in 2001 when he had a permit to build a basement and one floor. He tried to obtain the necessary permits for the two additional floors and was fined 200 thousand NIS which he will finish paying in 2019.

He added that his sons Eyad and Ahmad live in the third and fourth floors with their families of 10 individuals.