An order to demolish a residential building in Abu Dis
March 26, 2014

The occupation municipality recently issued an order to demolish a residential building owned by Adileh in Abu Dis under the pretext of building without a permit; note that parts of the building have been established since 1959. Doctor Adileh explained that the occupation municipality issued its order on 19/03/2014 and he received it just last Monday on the 24th. The order will be valid starting the 29th of March, 2014. Adileh added that the house and according to Abu Dis Local Council and the Israeli Lands office is located within the borders of the West Bank in Abu Dis, but the occupation’s municipality claims that the land is within the borders of Jerusalem. He explained that he renovated the already established building in May 2012 and added parts to it after obtaining the necessary permits from the Palestinian Authorities. After completing the constructing, the Israeli forces raided the house and handed him an administrative demolition order in April 2013. He also added that he has been trying to obtain a license from the Israeli municipality and was surprised when he received the demolition order few days ago.