Pictures- Occupation municipality demolish two houses and a retaining wall in Jerusalem
September 5, 2018


On Wednesday, Israeli bulldozers carried out a demolition operation in several towns in Jerusalem under the pretext of building without a permit.

Wadi Hilweh Information Center reported that large numbers of police and special units accompanied by municipal staff and Israeli bulldozers stormed several towns and carried out demolitions without prior warning. The demolitions began in Ras Al-Amoud in Silwan and then in the town of Beit Hanina, north of Jerusalem.

Beit Hanina

The Israeli occupation forces stormed a residential house owned by Naeem Farrah and his sons. Sana Farrah- one of the owners- explained that the forces stormed her house and forced her out to execute the demolition order. She pointed out that her sons had gone to the court to postpone the decision issued yesterday, but the officer did not pay attention to the decision.

She added: “The family built the house 16 years ago and his fines were imposed amounting to NIS120,000. After the fines were paid, the municipality issued a decision to demolish the house."

Farrah family explained that the municipality staff prevented them from taking out the furniture and personal items, and the crews removed some of the contents only, while the demolition was carried out on the rest of their belongings.

Eight member of Farrah family live in the house.

The bulldozers also demolished a retaining wall for the Professional Associations Complex in Beit Hanina.


On Wednesday morning, Israeli occupying forces raided a residential building in Ras Al-Amoud neighborhood in Silwan, belonging to Abu Sway family.

The owner of the house, Ali Abu Sway, said that the Israeli occupation forces photographed the area and the facility yesterday, and did not mention the reason behind this. He was surprised on Wednesday morning by the incursion, besieging and demolition of the house knowing that the court is still considering the decision to postpone the demolition order. He also pointed out that the municipality imposed a NIS 60 thousand fine for building without a permit.


In a related context, Israeli bulldozers demolished two houses in the village of Anata, northeast of Jerusalem, on Tuesday. The building was built before the occupation of Jerusalem. Six people, including 3 children, live in the houses.