Pictures- Demolishing a residential building in Shu'fat refugee camp in Jerusalem
November 7, 2018

The Israeli bulldozers demolished a residential building in Shu'fat refugee camp in Jerusalem on Wednesday, claiming that the building was built without a permit and very close to the racist separation wall.

The owner of the building, Mahmoud Jaradat, said that the Israeli occupation forces along with 3 bulldozers and municipal staff stormed the residential building, completely surrounded it, closed the roads leading to it, evicted the residents, and proceeded to demolish the establishment under the pretext of building without a permit.

Jaradat added that the building has been in place for a year and a half. Eight months ago, the Israeli municipality issued a decision to demolish it, and then the demolition was stopped and the permit issuance was being followed-up by the lawyer. On late Tuesday, the municipality issued a decision to demolish the building and the lawyer was unable to try to postpone it.

Jaradat explained that the building consists of 4 floors (3 residential floors and a ground floor used for parking) and the area of ​​each floor is 600 square meters. There are 12 apartments in the building which 8 of them are ready for housing.

Jaradat added that two families recently moved to the two apartments from the families of Beituni and Abu Shams. They were forced to take out some of their furniture while the demolition was carried out on the rest of it. Jaradat also pointed out that several other families bought apartments in the building