Occupied Jerusalem (The Inside Palestine)- Israeli occupation forces on Tuesday dismantled and demolished a Palestinian-owned house in neighborhood of Beer Ayoub in Silwan in the occupied city of Jerusalem.
Local sources said Israeli forces raided the neighborhood of Beer Ayoub, escorted bulldozers, and started dismantling and demolishing a Palestinian-owned house, under the pretext of lacking an Israeli-issued construction permit.
Watch | Under the pretext of construction without a permit, Israeli occupation forces demolish the house of Palestinian citizen, Mohammed Zaitoon, in the occupied Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, today.#SaveSilwan pic.twitter.com/YFe2XEf6QS
— Quds News Network (@QudsNen) November 30, 2021
— AlQastal القسطل (@AlQastalps) November 30, 2021
As part of the continuing Judaisation of occupied Jerusalem, obtaining an Israeli building permit in occupied Jerusalem is close to being impossible, forcing Palestinians to risk building on their lands without a permit.
Almost 75 percent of applications for a permit by the Palestinian citizens of Jerusalem are rejected by the Israeli occupation municipality, according to rights groups.
Using the pretext of illegal building, ‘Israel’ demolishes houses and structures on a regular basis to restrict Palestinian expansion in occupied Jerusalem.
At the same time, the Israeli occupation municipality and the occupation government built tens of thousands of housing units in illegal settlements in occupied East Jerusalem for Jews with a goal to offset the demographic balance in favour of the Israeli settlers in the occupied city.
‘Israel’ has been moving its citizens into the occupied Jerusalem neighbourhoods since the 1980s. This has resulted in numerous human rights violations, including the forced displacement of Palestinian residents and demolition of homes and structures.
Hundreds of Palestinian families are being threatened with forced displacement and house demolitions by illegal settler groups, fully supported by the Israeli government.
There are nearly 700,000 Israeli settlers living in 256 illegal settlements and outposts scattered across the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem. Israeli settlements are illegal under international law.