Days of Palestine

Sunday, April 2

Palestinian forced to demolish his own home in Jerusalem

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Days Of Palestine – Jerusalem

A Palestinian citizen from the Occupied Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabal al-Mukabir embarked Saturday on tearing down his own home after he was informed by the Israeli occupation municipality of Jerusalem that unless he demolishes it himself, the municipality would demolish it and force him to pay exorbitant fees.

The homeowner, Nasser Abu Ze’eter, was informed by the municipality that he had to demolish his home because he did not have a building permit, which is nearly impossible to obtain under current Israeli prerequisites.

Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem are frequently forced to build without permit because the Israeli municipality rarely issues permits for the city’s Palestinian citizens as a way to reduce their number in the city, by forcing them to leave it and find accommodation elsewhere.