Israeli municipality in occupied Jerusalem issued Saturday a demolition order against a Palestinian house in Silwan town, south of al-Aqsa Mosque under the pretext of being built without permit.
After Israeli bulldozers demolished Issa Ja’afra’s four-storey building last November under the pretext of being built without a permit, Ja’afra was forced to build an alternative house of “wood, tin, iron sheets, and gypsum.”
“I had to build this house at the ruins of the demolished building after my family and I were left homeless”, Ja’afra continued.
However, Israeli municipality issued a demolition order against the second house, he said.
The Israeli municipality refused three appeals submitted by the Jerusalemite resident against the demolition order.
Ja’afra explained that the municipality asked him either to demolish his house by himself or to pay the demolition fees estimated at 40,000 shekels.