JERUSALEM, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 (WAFA) – The Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem forced a Palestinian resident of the occupied eastern part of the city to demolish his own house under the pretext that it was built without a permit.
Amjad Ja'abees, from Jabal al-Mukabber neighborhood of East Jerusalem, tore down his house after being ordered to do so by the Israeli municipality to avoid paying exorbitant costs and fines if the municipality carries out the demolition itself.
He was given a period of five days to demolish his house, otherwise he will be fined.
Many Palestinians in the occupied city embark on demolishing their own houses to avoid paying the high costs that will be imposed on them by the Israeli municipality.
Using the pretext of illegal building, Israel demolishes Palestinian-owned houses on a regular basis to restrict Palestinian expansion in occupied Jerusalem.