Israeli occupation notifies Palestinian to demolish his home – In Palestine Today

Israeli occupation notifies Palestinian to demolish his home

Occupied Jerusalem (In Palestine Today) – A Palestinian activist from occupied East Jerusalem today received an Israeli demolition order against his home in Silwan neighborhood.

Fakhri Abu Diab, member of the Defense of Silwan Land Committee, told WAFA that Israeli police accompanied members of the Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem raided his home in al-Bustan area of Silwan, and handed him the demolition order under the pretext it was built without a permit.

Abu Diab said he paid over $30,000 in fines to prepare the papers needed to get the building license but that the Israeli municipality insists on the demolition as part of its policy of preventing Palestinian construction and development in Jerusalem while building for Israelis thousands of housing units in dozens of illegal settlements in occupied East Jerusalem.

Abu Diab is active in defending Silwan land from being taken over by Israel for settlement purposes.

Source: Wafa


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