The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) on Monday forced a Jerusalemite citizen to demolish his own house in Beit Hanina town, north of Jerusalem.
According to local sources, Majed al-Salayma was forced to knock down his own home in the town to avoid paying to avoid paying thousands of shekels to the municipality’s demolition crews
The IOA always threatens to make Palestinian homeowners incur exorbitant demolition expenses and fines if it comes to carry out the demolitions, forcing them to raze or remove their own homes.
The Jerusalemites have no choice but to build without licenses because there are no structural maps that respond to the natural increase in their numbers, and for that reason, they are denied house permits.
The IOA also imposes building restrictions on the Palestinian natives in Jerusalem and makes it hard for them to obtain construction licenses.
Israel’s systematic demolition of Palestinian homes in Occupied Jerusalem is believed to be aimed at psychologically destroying the Jerusalemite families in an attempt to force them to move from the holy city.