Days Of Palestine – Jerusalem
The Israeli occupation municipality of West Jerusalem demolished on Wednesday a part of a Palestinian-owned home in the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabal a-Mukabir, local sources said.
Bulldozers of the Israeli municipality broke into Jabal al-Mukabir and demolished part of the house of Mr. Iyad Fatafta,, a local Palestinian citizen, under the pretext of construction without an Israeli permit.
Fatafta said the demolition took place despite of an Israeli court's order putting the demolition on hold until further proceedings.
Israel frequently uses the pretext of unpermitted construction to demolish dozens of homes belonging to the native Palestinian population of occupied East Jerusalem in attempt to squeeze their natural expansion, in favor of the Jewish settler population to make them a majority in the city.
Israel also bans almost all kinds of housing and infrastructural development of the Palestinian neighborhoods in the city to drive its population to voluntarily leave to the occupied West Bank.