Israeli soldiers demolished, Wednesday, a Palestinian home in Jabal al-Mokabber, and several commercial facilities in Hizma town, in the occupied capital, Jerusalem, under the pretext of being built without permits.

Local sources said the soldiers, accompanied by bulldozers invaded the as-Sal’a area in Jabal al-Mokabber and demolished a home, owned by Mohannad al-Hroub and his family.

The sources added that, after receiving the demolition order, the Palestinian filed appeals with Israeli courts and received an order stopping the destruction of his property, but the City Council ignored the order and carried the demolitions out.

The Palestinian was not granted prior notice before the soldiers invaded the area and forced him and his family out, and demolished his two-apartment home, rendering eight Palestinians, including children, homeless.

In related news, dozens of soldiers invaded Hizma town, near Jerusalem, before demolishing several stores, owned by the local Khatib family.

The army claimed the facilities were built without permits from the City Council in occupied Jerusalem.

It is worth mentioning that Hizma is only 4.5 miles from Jerusalem, and eclipsed by the illegal Israeli annexation Wall; the Palestinians in Hizma lost 60% of their lands due to the illegal Wall.

Hizma has a population of about 6000 Palestinians and is surrounded by the Illegal colony of Adam (Geva Binyamin), and the Palestinian localities of ar-Ram and Dahiat al-Barid, and the Israeli Apartheid Segregation Wall from its north and northwestern side, from its south side, by ‘Anata and Shu’fat Refugee Camp and the Israeli Apartheid Segregation Wall, and by Beit Hanina as well as the Illegal Israeli settlements of Neve Yacov, Pisgat Ze’ev, Pisgat Amir, and the Israeli Apartheid Segregation Wall from its west, and by the Illegal Israeli settlement of Almon (Anatot), the planned section of the Segregation Wall from its eastern side. More Info @