Mohammad Samara self-demolishes his residential barracks
March 10, 2014

Mohammad Samara was forced to self-demolish his barracks in the neighbourhood of Beit Hanina north of Jerusalem under the pretext of building without a permit. Samara said that he self-demolished his residential barracks to execute an order from the Jerusalem municipality issued on 03/01/2014 under the pretext of building without a permit on a land classified as “green” where building is not allowed. Samara explained that the area of the barracks is 40 square meters and consists of one room and its facilities; note that 4 individuals lived in the barracks which had been established for two years. He pointed out that the municipality bulldozers demolished his 72-square meter residential home on 30/01/2012 under the pretext of building without a permit. After years of trying to obtain a building permit, the municipality demolished his home without prior notice; note that they also imposed an 18-thousand NIS building violation fee on him. He added that “OCHA” organization provided him with the barracks in order to have a home for him and his family but the municipality still harassed them and issued an administrative demolition order for it.  

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