In pictures: Al-Rajabi family self-demolishes their home in the neighborhood of Beit Hanina
Al-Rajabi family self-demolished their home in the neighborhood of Beit Hanina north of Jerusalem following an order from the municipality’s court under the pretext of building without a permit. Elias Rajabi explained to Wadi Hilweh Information Center that the family self-demolished the house of Abeer Rajabi that was established 15 years ago. Al-Rajabi added that the occupation municipality gave the family until Saturday night to execute the demolition order. Otherwise, the municipality crews will demolish the house and impose a fine of 60 thousand NIS on the family as the demolition costs. Al-Rajabi explained that 7 individuals live in the 100-square meters house; Abeer and her husband along with five children. The family attempted to obtain a building permit for several years but to no avail and claimed that the house is built on the edges of the street. Also, the municipality imposed several fines with a total of 250 thousand NIS in addition to the large amounts of money paid for lawyers and engineers that attempted to prevent the demolition of the house.