Al-Tur: The occupation authorities demolish parts of a residential apartment…and force a Jerusalemite to self-demolish his home
November 8, 2016

The occupation municipality’s bulldozers demolished parts of the apartment of Mahmoud Hadreh while Jamal Hadreh was forced to self-demolish a “private parking” in the village of Al-Tur under the pretext of building without a permit.

Mahmoud Hadreh explained that the bulldozers raided his under-construction apartment and completely surrounded it before proceeding with the demolition process. They were able to demolish parts of it before one of the bulldozers broke down.

Hadreh explained that he had started building his 150-square meters apartment last March, and the municipality started harassing him under the pretext of building without a permit. Since then, he had attempted to obtain a building permit and had stopped construction until obtaining a permit.

He also added that he was able to postpone the demolition order several times but the last deadline was on November 7th. He headed to the municipality on the morning of November 8th with his lawyer and submitted an urgent appeal to the demolition order but municipality crews raided his apartment and demolished it.

Hadreh added that the municipality imposed a 20-thousand NIS fine on him under the pretext of doing work inside his apartment while attempting to obtain a permit.

Demolishing a private parking

In a related matter, Jamal Hadreh self-demolished his private parking space at his home under the pretext of building without a permit.

He explained that he was forced to self-demolish the parking area in execution of the municipality’s order and to avoid paying a 50-thousnad NIS fine.

He explained that the parking was built in 2005 and is nearly 100 square meters.

The occupation municipality’s bulldozers also demolished last Tuesday a residential building in the neighborhood of Wad Al-Joz and another in the village of Esawyeh. The buildings were mostly ready for moving it and were undergoing the final internal touches.