A Palestinian family demolished two under-construction apartments, on Monday, in the al-‘Isawiya neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem, the Palestinian News & Information Agency (WAFA) reported.

Israeli authorities ordered the two apartments, belonging to the Obeid family, to be destroyed under the pretext of lacking a permit, an extremely difficult endeavor for Palestinians in their own land.

Ayesh Obeid, the owner of the under-construction apartments, each 100 square-meters in area, stated that he began building the apartments five months ago, and just ten days ago he received a notice from the Israeli municipality to stop construction and demolish the homes.

Obeid added that his family has owned the land for generations, and that he was forced to build without an Israeli permit, given the challenges of obtaining a license to build.

Meanwhile, in the Jabal al-Mokabber neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem, twelve Palestinians, including eight children, became homeless when Israeli authorities forced the Shuqeirat family to demolish their two apartments to avoid paying excessive fines.

Post from the Wadi Hilweh Information Center (Silwanic)

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