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Occupation municipality forces Jerusalemite family to demolish their home

JERUSALEM, Sunday, January 09, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli occupation authorities forced a Jerusalemite family to demolish their house in Sur Baher village, southeast of occupied Jerusalem, under the pretext of building without a permit.

WAFA correspondent in Jerusalem reported that the Abu Kaf family proceeded today evening to demolish their 12-square-meters house, where he, along with his family of seven had lived for the past 11 years, after pressure from the occupation municipality or else it will demolish it and force the family to pay exorbitant amounts in fines and demolition costs amounting to around 150,000 shekels.

Ibrahim Abu Kaf, the house owner, told WAFA his family was handed a demolition order a few days ago despite paying fines amounting to about 65,000 Shekels, which the family was obligated to pay every month, and even though they have repeatedly sought a permit.

Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem say they are forced to build without permits 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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