Pictures: Demolishing a residential building in the village of Al-Tur
May 4, 2017

The occupation municipality's bulldozers demolished on Thursday an under-construction residential building in the village of Al-Tur under the pretext of building without a permit. The forces arrested one young man while executing the demolition. 

Wadi Hilweh Information Center was informed that the building is owned by Rami Sayad and Khalil Abu Sbitan. It consisted of two floors (220 square meters each). 

Rami Sayad explained that him and Abu Sbitan started construction nearly 8 months ago but were forced to stop after the municipality issued a demolition order against the establishment.

He said: "For the last 4 months, we've been trying to license the building and have submitted the required documents through our lawyer and engineer. The documents were preliminary approved by the official authorities and we paid 20 thousand NIS as a fine not to mention the lawyer's and engineer's fees. The lawyer was able to postpone the demolition until 1/5/2017. He tried to postpone it again but was unable due to the Jewish holidays last week."

Sayad pointed out that construction costs were 80 thousand NIS.