The Israeli Authorities in Jaffa are demanding the removal of sections of Al Bahar Mosque, in Jaffa, under the claim that these sections were built without construction permits, the Wattan TV reported.The authorities placed the demolition order on the main gate of the mosque, demanding destruction of two gates and a staircase, which lead to restrooms used by female worshippers.

The order states that “city council engineers toured the mosque last month, and found that recent maintenance work violated the construction permit as it included illegal additions and modifications.”

The municipality said that the structures in question must be destroyed within 24 hours; otherwise, the city council will demolish them and bill the mosque.

When Israel demolishes Arab homes and other structures, it bills the owners, forcing them to pay unreasonable costs and very high fines.