Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Municipality Demolishes House in East Jerusalem

Palestine News & Info Agency - WAFA 
JERUSALEM, January 15, 2013 (WAFA) –The West Jerusalem Municipality Tuesday demolished a house that belongs to a Palestinian in Sur Baher, south east of Jerusalem, under the pretext of building without a permit, said the house owner.

Aref Amera, 71, told WAFA that the municipality workers accompanied by Israeli police demolished his two-storey 120 square meters home, which houses seven family members.

He has received a demolishing notice about a month ago and was demolished before the ending of the 90-days deadline stated by the law.

Amera said, “My father built this house, and I renovated it to protect it from falling down.”

He explained, “We applied for a permit several times, but failed to obtain one especially that it costs about $100,000.”

Confrontations erupted between the police and the residents of the neighborhood following the raid of Amira’s house and fired tear gas canisters at them.
Residents of west Jerusalem tend to build houses without permits because the Municipality do not grant them any construction permits, forcing them to break the law.

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