Days of Palestine – Jerusalem
The Palestinian from Jerusalem, Fawaz Abu Hammad, demolished today, Thursday, his own house, which has existed for 10 years in Beit Hanina town in the occupied Jerusalem, after pressure from the occupation municipality in Jerusalem, under the pretext of building without a permit.
Abu Hammad stated that he proceeded to demolish his own house, in which 7 people live, and remove its rubble by a decision from the municipality, in order to avoid paying the demolition costs if it was demolished by the occupation bulldozers.
He added that the cost of self-demolishing amounted to 28,000 shekels, in addition to forcing him to reduce the height of the wall surrounding the land.
Abu Hammad indicated that he built his house with his own hands, and paid 43,000 shekels for building fines since then, pointing out that during the last session the municipality proposed to impose a new fine on him worth 35,000 shekels, in exchange for delaying the demolition for 6 months, but he did not agree to that, after years of paying fines without the possibility of having a building permit.