Palestinian brothers, Feras and Iyad Da’na, on Sunday, began tearing down their under-construction home in Silwan neigborhood in East Jerusalem, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported.

The men received the demolition order from the Israeli municipality, under the pretext of non-licensing, although, the men stated that they had attempted to obtain building permits but were never successful.

The Israeli municipality threatened extraordinary fines of $15,000 if the buildings were demolished by them, so the brothers were forced to destroy their under-construction home.

Important to note, the Israeli authorities have escalated their harsh demolition policies against the Palestinian population.