Days of Palestine

Sunday, February 5

Israeli Troops Force Palestinian to Self-Demolish His Home in Occupied Jerusalem

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Israeli occupation forces (IOF) forced Sunday, 23 October 2022 a Jerusalemite to demolish his house in the town of Jabal Mukaber, southeast of occupied Jerusalem.

“Israeli occupation forces forced me to demolish my 100-square-meter house, in which 7 members live under the pretext of building without a permit”, said the house owner, Muhammad Jaabis. 

Muhammad added that he self demolish his home in order to avoid paying the high costs imposed by Israeli occupation if the Israeli bulldozers demolished it.

Israeli occupation is trying in various ways to forcibly displace Palestinians from their own lands and demolish their homes in favor of settlement expansion using pretexts most notably building without a permit. 

 During the first five months of 2022, Israeli occupation demolished 300 Palestinian-owned structures in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, according to the United Nations Organization for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OCHA).

The organization explained that most of the demolitions were carried out under the pretext of lacking a building permit, noting that “it is almost impossible for Palestinians to obtain such or that permit.”

Since the beginning of October, the Israeli occupation has demolished seven Palestinian-owned homes and notified the demolition of eight others in Hebron city, southern occupied West Bank.