The Municipality of Jerusalem has forced a Palestinian to demolish his own home in Sour Baher neighbourhood in the occupied city, Qudsnet has reported. The Israeli-run authority claimed that the house was built without an official permit.
According to Qudsnet, the house was owned by Jerusalemite Ismail Al-Masri, who confirmed that the Israeli occupation authorities served the demolition order on him a week ago. The two-storey house was built 5 years ago, he added.
The occupation municipality in Jerusalem denies as a matter of policy Palestinian citizens the right to build new homes and expand or renovate existing buildings. Palestinians are usually given the option of demolishing their own home or paying the Israelis to do it for them.