LOD, October 22, 2017 (WAFA) – Bulldozers of the Israeli municipality in the Arab city of Lod, in Israel, Sunday demolished a Palestinian-owned house under the pretext the house was built without an Israeli-issued permit.
Israeli bulldozers, under the protection of Israeli police who cordoned off the area during the demolition, demolished the house of al-Faqir family, leaving it homeless.
According to the “Arab 48” website, the municipality issued a demolition notice against al-Faqir’s family house six months ago, under the pretext that it was built without a permit.
Al-Faqir family was even forced to entirely demolish their own house and was threatened to be fined in case bulldozers of the municipality did the demolition.
As a result, the family was fined 150,000 NIS to pay for Israeli government’s bulldozers, and the policemen who provided protection for the bulldozers.
Last week, bulldozers of the Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem demolished two Palestinian homes in the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan under the same pretext.
Palestinians say they are forced to build without permit because getting permits from the all-Israeli municipality is impossible.
Israel, as part of its demographic war with the Palestinians, plans to keep the number of Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem to a minimum while multiplying the number of Jews in the city by building illegal settlements and thousands of homes for Jews while denying Palestinians building permits.