Palestinian House Demolished In Occupied Jerusalem

Photo: PIC


Al-Quds, 21 Rabi’ul Awwal 1438/21 December 2016 (MINA) – Israeli military bulldozers demolished at dawn Wednesday a Palestinian house in Silwan town, southeast of occupied Jerusalem, for being allegedly built without permit.

The house’s owner Abu Hussein Ghazal affirmed that dozens of Israeli police forces surrounded his house before starting the demolition process, the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) reported.

Abu Hussein was earlier notified by the Israeli occupation authorities that his house will be demolished under the pretext that he had not obtained a proper Israeli-issued construction license.

The demolition notification was issued after Abu Hussein added a room and a kitchen to his house about six months ago.

Demolition of Palestinian homes in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem have seen an unprecedented surge this year, where 866 Palestinian facilities were demolished since the beginning of 2016.

More than 1,221 Palestinians have been displaced as a result of the demolitions, half of them are children.(T/P008/R07)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)