Demolishing a residential building in Abu Dis
September 29, 2014

The occupation municipality’s bulldozers demolished on Monday early morning a residential building in the village of Abu Dis owned by Dr Mutasem Adileh under the pretext of building without a permit. The building is only meters away from the racist separation wall that separates the village of Abu Dis, Ezaryeh and Al-Sawahreh from the city of Jerusalem. According to the Palestinian and Israeli official documents, the residential building is located in the West Bank territories but the municipality claims that it is within its authority. The building consisted of five floors and was initially built in 1959. Dr Adileh obtained the necessary permits in 2012 for building three extra floors. When the construction was completed, the municipality issued an administrative demolition order to demolish the whole building. Despite submitting all the necessary appeals to the Israeli courts, they all insisted on demolishing the building. According to Adileh, ten individuals lived in the building.  

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