The occupation demolishes a car-repair shop and closes three other shops
May 30, 2013

The Israeli bulldozers demolished on Wednesday a car-repair shop belonging to Awad Hasan Sbeih in the village of Hizma, under the pretext of building without a permit. Sbeih explained the Israeli forces raided his shop on Wednesday morning with no prior notice, emptied all the tools and equipment and then demolished the shop. He also said that the shop was built since 2002 with a total area of 200 square meters, noting that his losses are around 90 thousand NIS and clarifying that 40 individuals make their living off this shop. The forces along with the municipality’s employees cordoned and closed three other shops near the military checkpoint and the separating wall in Hizma that belong to Mohammad Abdelazziz Shihada Al-Khatib and his son. Mohammad explained that the area of the three stores is 250 square meters and they consist of a car-repair shop, a house supplies store and a tires store. He said that one of these stores was built 20 years ago and the other two have been there for 8 years and that he had received a demolition order 2 years ago.