Maslamani family self-demolished their residential barracks
March 30, 2014

The Maslamani family self-demolished on Sunday their residential barracks located in the neighbourhood of “Al-Hardoub” in Al-Tur east of the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. Wadi Hilweh Information Center was informed that the District court judge ratified at the end of last January the Magistrate court’s decision to demolished two barracks owned by the Maslamani family in the neighbourhood of “Al-Hardoub” in Al-Tur and he refused the appeal submitted by the family and gave them 60 days to execute the decision; otherwise. The demolition will be carried out by the municipality crews on the family’s expense. Omar Maslamani told Wadi Hilweh Information Center that he and his father built the two barrack in April 2013 using Aluminium, gypsum and tin plates. The decision made by the municipality was issued under the pretext of building without a permit; note that 8 individuals live in the two barracks including two children and a disabled girl. He added that the area of the first barracks is 60 square meters and the second is 41 square meter and they both cost around 98 thousand NIS to build. The municipality recently imposed a fee of 750 NIS for digging and sweeping the land. Omar explained that the municipality has been trying to confiscate the land that is one Dunom in order to open a main street through the land; note that the blueprint of the street was proposed to the Knesset in 2000 but was not ratified then. According to the municipality, the owner of the land can only raise sheep and poultry in the land and build a “farmers” room.