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Israeli municipality forces Palestinian to demolish his own house near Jerusalem

JERUSALEM, Sunday, October 03, 2021 (WAFA) – The Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem today forced a Palestinian resident to demolish his house in the town of Beit Hanina, a Palestinian neighborhood in East Jerusalem to the north of the occupied city, under the pretext of lacking an Israeli-issued building permit.

Local sources said Arafat al-Rajby, a local resident, used a bulldozer to demolish his 50-square-meter house, thus displacing his family compromising of 10 members, in order to avoid paying exorbitant costs to the Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem.

Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem say they are forced to build without permit because the Israeli municipality rarely issues permits to the city’s original Palestinian citizens as a way to reduce their number by forcing them to leave it and find accommodation and work elsewhere.

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