Israeli authorities demolish Palestinian house in East Jerusalem., Aug.21, 2019. Photo credit: AP
The Israeli occupation municipality on Friday forced a Palestinian citizen to demolish his own house in Jerusalem’s Jabel al-Mukaber neighborhood over allegations of unlicensed construction.
Ammar Nassar, the homeowner, was left with no other choice than to demolish the house after the municipality gave him until next Tuesday to raze it.
Had the Israeli occupation authorities carried out the demolition process, Ammar would have paid exorbitant charges as a penalty.
The building was home to a family of six individuals, including four children. Now they have no other place to live in.
The municipality had already forced Ammar’s brothers, Maher and Mohamed, to demolish their own homes in the same neighborhood last week. The measure led to the displacement of 15 individuals, including 11 children.