Days of Palestine – Jerusalem
The Israeli occupation authorities today, Monday morning, demolished a house in the town of Al-Issawiya, northeast of occupied Jerusalem, under the pretext of building without a permit.
Since the morning hours, a reinforced force of Israeli occupation soldiers and vehicles stormed the town of Al-Issawiya from its eastern entrance, and surrounded the house of Hatem Hussein Abu Rayala, before demolishing it, local sources reported.
Sources added that the Israeli occupation soldiers also deployed on the roofs of neighboring houses and prevented citizens from approaching the house during its demolition.
This is the fifth time that the Israeli municipality demolished the Abu Rayala house and did not allow the necessary permits to be issued for it.
The owner of the house suffers from paraplegia, which he suffered in 2009 after his occurrence and fracturing his spine during the occupation's bulldozers carrying out the demolition process for the third time.
This comes only a week after the occupation demolished a two-story residential building containing four apartments for Al-Aqsa Mosque guardian Fadi Elyan and his family, near the entrance to the town of Issawiya in occupied Jerusalem.
Al-Issawiya is almost daily exposed to the incursions of the Israeli occupation forces, which deliberately arrest the town’s young men and boys, and break into homes and search them in an attempt to terrorize citizens and dissuade them from confronting their incursions and practices.
Issawiya suffers from a campaign of collective punishment practiced by the Israeli occupation authorities against its residents, using all means of abuse and suppression against them, including imposing taxes and issuing violations.