JERUSALEM, Thursday, March 04, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli occupation forces tore down today a tent, which was set up two weeks ago by members of the Elian family in the occupied Jerusalem neighborhood of al-Isawiya on the rubble of their home, which was demolished by the Israeli municipality at that time.
Staff from the Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem accompanied by a police escort broke into the tent, cordoned off the area, asked its residents to leave and proceeded to tear it down.
The family had set up the tent as a temporary shelter on the rubble of their demolished home.
Israel denies permits for Palestinians to build on their own land or to expand existing houses to accommodate natural growth, particularly in Jerusalem and Area C, which constitutes 60 percent of the occupied West Bank and falls under full Israeli military rule, forcing residents to build without obtaining rarely-granted permits to provide shelters for their families.
On the other hand, Israel builds thousands of housing units for Israeli-only illegal settlements spread throughout the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.