Hatem Abu Riala, was paralyzed when his his house was first demolished in 2009. In the early morning of Tuesday 17 December the Israeli forces re-demolished his home. The house in the neighborhood of Issawiya in eastern Jerusalem came under the attack of Israeli bulldozers.
Palestinians living in Issawiya have been suffering Israeli police harassment, with regular checks and control of entry to their neighbourhood. The Israeli attack on the home of Hatem Abu Riala is a continuation practice of humiliating Palestinians. More importantly it is making life of Palestinians around Jerusalem next to impossible.