On Tuesday, a Palestinian family from the al-Bustan neighborhood in Silwan town, in occupied Jerusalem, was forced to demolish its home after the City Council denied their appeals.

The Wadi Hilweh Information Center In Silwan (Silwanic) stated that the Dweik local family was forced to demolish its own home to avoid the excessively high fines and fees, especially if the City Council uses its workers and equipment to demolish the property.

Silwanic added that the family received the demolition order twenty days ago, and tried to appeal the decision but to no avail.

The 80 square/meter home provided shelter to nine family members, including 7 children between the ages of 7 and 16m, and was constructed in the year 2017.

Last Saturday, another Palestinian family had to demolish its home in the Wadi ar-Rababa neighborhood in Silwan.

On Wednesday morning, September 1, the soldiers demolished two under-construction homes in Beit Ta’mar and Harmala villages, east of Bethlehem, in the occupied 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.