Displacing 12 individuals- demolishing residential and commercial facilities in Jerusalem
June 11, 2019


On Tuesday, the Israeli occupation forces demolished a house, a residential building and a commercial facility in the villages of Sur Baher and Jabal Al-Mukabber, under the pretext of building without a permit.

The families of Abu Kaf demolished their house in the village of Sur Baher, and Alqam family self-demolished their building in Shu'fat refugee camp, in order to avoid paying fines and demolition costs to the municipality.

Wadi Hilweh Information Center reported that bulldozers and municipal crews, accompanied by police and special forces, stormed the village of Sur Baher and carried out the demolition of a house and a residential building.

Afaneh family

Wadi Hilweh Information Center reported that the occupation’s bulldozers demolished a house belonging to AhmadAfaneh, in which 5 people live, and that has been established for 7 years.

The family said they had built the house five years ago, and the Israeli occupation forces prevented them from emptying the contents of their house.

Jbour family

The occupation forces demolished an under constructionresidential building belonging to Wissam Jbour, knowing that he built it about a year ago.

Jbour explained that the building consists of two floors, and the building was ready from the outside. During the process of finishing the internal building, municipal crews stormed the building and demanded not to continue construction; the bulldozers demolished the building the next morning.

Ja’abees family

The occupation’s bulldozers demolished a commercial facility "Aluminum shop" in the village of Jabal Al-Mukabber owned by Issam Mohammed Ja’abees under the pretext of building without a license. The facility had an area of ​​90 square meters, which has been in existence for 7 years.

The owner of the shop explained that the bulldozers demolished the shop on top of most of the contents, knowing that the municipality carried out the demolition despite giving him until the beginning of next September to self-demolish it.

Abu Kaf Family

Abu Kaf family demolished itshouse in the village of Sur Baher on Monday.

The family explained that 7 people live in the house "the mother and her children, oldest is 19 and the youngest is 10 years."

The house had been in existence for nine years, and the family had tried to license it, but the municipality was delaying the approval of the master plans for the area.

Alqam Family

Emran Alqam self-demolished his "under construction" building in Shu'fat refugee camp following an order by the occupation municipality.