The freed prisoner Louay Nasser Eddin self-demolishes his house…arrests and suppression in Sheikh Jarrah
October 6, 2023

The freed prisoner, Louay Nasser Eddin, was forced to self-demolish his house in the town of Silwan, by decision of the occupation municipality, in order to avoid paying financial fines and demolition fees to the municipality.

The young man, Nasser Eddin, has been living with his family of 5 members (he, his wife, and 3 children) for 6 years. Years after moving-in, the municipality issued a demolition decision and imposed fines on him, until it reached the final demolition decision.

Nasser Eddin explained that the police informed him that if the demolition decision was not implemented within two days, the municipality would do so, and he would have to pay a “demolition fee” that could reach 80,000 shekels.

Nasser Eddin carried out the demolition of his house using manual demolition tools, and his house is 80 square meters.

Suppression and arrest

The occupation forces suppressed the weekly demonstration in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in Jerusalem, beating and arresting the participants.

Eyewitnesses explained that the forces arrested 5 people from the demonstration, including the Jerusalemite activist Mohammad Abu Al-Hummos.

Lawyer Siraj Abu Arafeh, lawyer for the Wadi Hilweh Information Center - Jerusalem, explained that the police released the activist Abu Al-Hummos on the condition that he be deported from the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood on Fridays until 21/10/2023.

Abu Al-Hummos was taken by ambulance to the hospital for treatment, after he was assaulted by pushing and dragging during his arrest.

After the end of Friday prayers, the forces stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque and confiscated a banner that was hung in Al-Aqsa Mosque, bearing pictures of the martyrs.

The forces arrested the young man, Mohammad Asfour, from the Old City of Jerusalem.