Israeli occupation authorities forced a Jerusalem resident to demolish his own house in the Ras al-Amud neighborhood, located in the northern part of the Old City on October 5, 2023
Luay Fahmi Nasser al-Din, a former Palestinian prisoner, was pressured into carrying out the demolition of his home in Ras al-Amud.
This action was taken under duress and is part of a larger pattern of forced demolitions carried out by residents themselves when faced with Israeli demolition orders.
Renewed Travel Ban
In addition, Israeli occupation authorities extended the travel ban on Luay Fahmi Nasser al-Din, preventing him from leaving Jerusalem. Such travel bans are routinely imposed on Palestinians by ‘Israel’.
Challenges in Obtaining Building Permits
For Palestinians in Jerusalem, obtaining building permits is an arduous process often accompanied by significant financial burdens. The cost can soar to tens of thousands of dollars for each residential unit.
This high cost, along with stringent approval processes, forces many Palestinians to construct buildings without permits, making them vulnerable to demolition orders issued by Israeli authorities.