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Israel issued 650 demolition orders against Palestinian facilities in 2020

A Palestinian Naim Salih Ferrah (not seen), who is forced by Israel to demolish his own home on the grounds that it is unlicensed, demolishes his own home with his family not to pay demolition fees to the municipality in Beit Hanina neighbor of east Jerusalem on May 2, 2020 [Mostafa Alkharouf - Anadolu Agency]
A Palestinian man was forced by Israeli authorities to demolish his home to avoid paying demolition fees in Jerusalem on 2 May 2020 [Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency]

Israeli occupation authorities yesterday ordered two Palestinians to demolish their homes in Jerusalem's Beit Hanina neighbourhood, Arab48 reported.

The demolitions of the Palestinian homes were ordered under the pretext that they lack the necessary building licenses.

Since the start of 2020, Arab48 news website said, Israeli occupation authorities have issued 650 demolition orders against Palestinian facilities in occupied Jerusalem.

Brothers Abdul-Salam and Odai Al-Razm, who were ordered to demolish their homes yesterday, said occupation authorities told them to level their properties or be forced to pay the fees for Israel to do it for them.

On Sunday, Israeli occupation forces ordered Khalid Bashir to demolish his home in the Jabal Al Mukaber in occupied Jerusalem.

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