Monday, February 13, 2012

Israeli Forces Demolish House near Jerusalem

Palestine News & Info Agency - WAFA

JERUSALEM, February 13, 2012, (WAFA) – Israeli forces Monday demolished a house in al-Suwaneh neighborhood in the Mount of Olives, near the old city of Jerusalem, according to WAFA correspondent.

He told WAFA that members of Jerusalem’s Israeli Municipality and Police accompanied with bulldozers surrounded the area while the house’s owners evacuated their property.

Israeli forces claimed that the house was demolished under the pretext of building without a permit, he said.

Many Palestinians choose to build without permits due to their inability to meet the extremely difficult and expensive conditions required by the Israeli Municipality.