On Wednesday morning the Israeli army demolished a Palestinian-owned house located in the old city part of Jerusalem.
The two-story house, which is owned by Isma’il Al-Masri and his family, is the home of 30 people. The Israeli municipality of Jerusalem issued a warning last week to Al Masri that he should demolish the house or the municipality will demolished it and make him pay the costs.
The house is located near the Jewish holy site of the Wailing Wall or known to Palestinians as the Al-Buraq Wall.
The Israeli authorities said that the house was built without building permits, a document which has been rarely given to Palestinian families since Israel occupied the city in 1967.