A Palestinian family from Shu’fat refugee camp in occupied Jerusalem, on Friday, began demolishing their own home, the Palestinian WAFA News and Info Agency reported.

Tareq Mohammad Ali said his family and he were forced to demolish their own home at the order of the Israeli High Court, under the pretext it was built without an Israeli permit.

The family, now homeless, was forced by the Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem to demolish its own home, in order to avoid paying excessive fines if the municipality carried out the demolition.

On Thursday, Israeli soldiers demolished a Palestinian home, owned by Hazem Hashem Abu Mheimeed, in al-Ferdis village, east of Bethlehem.

Article 17 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights states;

    1. Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with
    2. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property.

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