Israel forces Palestinian to self-demolish his house in Jerusalem

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The Israeli occupation authorities forced a Palestinian citizen from Jabal al-Mukaber in Jerusalem to self-demolish his home, on the grounds that it was not licensed.

Local sources indicated that the Israeli occupation authorities forced Amjad Muslim Jaabis, a resident of Jabal Mukaber, to demolish his house under construction, claiming that it was not licensed.

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The Israeli occupation authorities had given Jaabis five days to demolish his home on his own, or else he will be fined through the occupation municipality.

The demolitions come under the pretext of non-licensing that the Israeli occupation municipality uses to prevent the natural expansion of Palestinians, restrict them, confiscate their lands to Judaize the Holy City, and fully control the land.

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Since the occupation of the city in 1967, Israel has demolished more than 2,000 homes in Jerusalem, and it has pursued a systematic, racist policy of aggression towards Jerusalemites. 

Israel demolishes Palestinian homes with the aim of tightening control over Jerusalem and Judaizing it, and tightening the noose on its original inhabitants; And is through a series of arbitrary decisions and procedures, which affected all aspects of the daily life of Jerusalemites.

Among these measures, the Israeli occupation authorities demolished homes and establishments after placing many obstacles in the way of issuing building permits for the benefit of Jerusalemites.

At a time when the Israeli occupation authorities demolish Palestinian homes, they are approving building permits for thousands of housing units in Israeli settlements built on Jerusalem lands.

According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), n East Jerusalem, as in Area C of the West Bank, a restrictive planning regime applied by Israel makes it virtually impossible for Palestinians to obtain building permits, impeding the development of adequate housing, infrastructure, and livelihoods.


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