A Palestinian family in the occupied capital, Jerusalem, was forced to demolish its home, Friday, in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Local sources said that the Sumerian family, from the Wadi Hilweh neighborhood in Silwan, had to demolish its own home to avoid the excessively high fines and fees, especially if the City Council carries the demolition out using its workers and equipment.

They added that the family has been paying fines and fees allegedly for constructing their home without a permit.

They also filed several appeals, in addition to paying the fines, in an attempt to save their home, but received final rulings to demolish it.

On Wednesday, the soldiers demolished an under-construction Palestinian home in Silwan, a home on the al-Walaja village, northwest of Bethlehem, and a car repair facility in addition to the foundation of an under-construction mosque, a well, and a toilet room, in Hebron, in the southern West Bank.

While Israel continues to build and expand its illegal colonies, Palestinian communities and towns, in occupied Jerusalem, and various areas in the occupied West Bank, continue to be denied the right to build or expand homes and property.

Israel has been issuing hundreds of demolition orders against existing Palestinian homes and property, including under-construction structures, and has already demolished many of them.

According to data by the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD), demolished 865 structures, displacing 1,014 people, and directly affecting 5,615 people. In addition to demolishing 2,586 buildings in the Negev, in the year 2020.