A Jerusalemite self-demolishes his home which overlooks Al-Aqsa Mosque
September 8, 2020


On Tuesday, Hamed Hammad continued to self-demolish his house in the Old City of Jerusalem, by decision of the occupation municipality, in order to avoid paying fines and financial violations in light of the difficult economic conditions that he has been going through for months in light of the Corona pandemic.

Hammad explained that he had to self-demolish his residential apartment "the fourth floor" of the building, where his two sons live, and that has an area of 80 square meters, while the third floor of the building is still at risk of being demolished if it is not licensed within a year and a half, as per the court order issued two days ago.

Hammad added that he built the third and fourth floors in 1998, and at that time two building violation fees were imposed on him, "the first was 87 thousand shekels" and the second was 20 thousand shekels."