Eviction and demolition notices…demolishing an apartment…arrest
July 13, 2020

on Monday morning, the occupation municipality crews placed eviction notices on dozens of acres in the village of Issawiya, on the pretext of "its ownership to the state of Israel."

Hani Al-Issawi, a member of the Follow-up Committee in Issawiya, said that the occupation authorities hung notifications this morning on the lands that were confiscated after the occupation of Jerusalem, and a portion of them was given to Hadassah Hospital, where special facilities and parking were built on them, as well as part of it was given in favor of expanding the French Hill settlement, while the owners of these lands are banned from using what’s left of their lands.

Mohammad Abu Al-Hummos, a member of the Issawiya Follow-up Committee, explained that crews from the "Israel Land Authority" accompanied by police forces, placed "evacuation notices" in the village, demanding that dozens of acres be evacuated, demolished, and cleared of construction and trees.

The municipality crews stormed the home of Jawad Siam in the neighborhood of Wadi Hilweh in Silwan, on the pretext of carrying out restoration and renovation work in his yard, and the municipality had committed Siam to the restoration of the wall that is at risk of collapsing in the area.


on Sunday evening, Baha’ Zeitoun self-demolished his house in the neighborhood of Bi’er Ayoub in Silwan under the pretext of building without a permit.

The Zeitoun family explained that the occupation municipality forced them to demolish their 75-year-old house, which has an area of ​​75 square meters, and 6 people, including 4 individuals, live in it.

Demolition order for 3 homes 

On the other hand, the occupation municipality's crews stormed the property of Al-Tahan family in the neighborhood of Ras al-Amoud in Silwan, and informed the family of the necessity to vacate the property, consisting of 3 apartments, in preparation for its demolition.

Wael Al-Tahan explained that the municipality issued a decision to demolish their property on the pretext of building without a permit, pointing out that construction has been in place since 1990.

Al-Tahan added that in 1993, the municipality issued a decision to confiscate the land for the "public benefit" and began pursuing the family after they had started construction on their land.

The family explained that several sessions were held in the courts to preserve the land and not to demolish the building, but the municipality insists on that, until it issued the final demolition decision last June.

Al-Tahan said that the municipality imposed fines of more than 260,000 shekels on the family, and they were committed to paying them over the past years.

Al-Tahan family is home to 5 families.


At dawn today, the occupation forces arrested 4 Jerusalemites from the village of Al-Tur and Silwan.

Wadi Hilweh Information Center learned that the detainees are: Musa Abu Ghannam, Ahmed Abu Ghannam, Mohammad Abu Sbitan and Mu’taz Shweiki.