The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported, Tuesday, that two siblings from Jabal al-Mokabber town, south of occupied East Jerusalem, were forced to demolish their homes to avoid the excessively high fines and fees, imposed on them by the Israeli City Council.
Silwanic stated that Mohammad and his brother Maher Nassar, had to leave their homes, inhabited by 15 family members, including 11 children, and started demolishing their properties on Monday,
Maher Nassar told Silwanic that he and his brother were only given one day to start the demolitions or face fines exceeding 80.000 Shekels.
Palestinian Family Homeless After Israel Ordered Home Demolished – Jan 7, 2020 at 05:47
Palestinian civilian, Maher Nasser emptied the contents of his home, following an order by the Israeli occupation municipality to self-demolish his home, Wadi Hilweh Information Center (Silwan) reported.
In the village of Jabal al-Mokabber, occupied East Jerusalem, southern West Bank, Nasser said that he spent years trying to obtain an Israeli building permit, with no success.
The video shows the Nassar family watch the demolition of their family home, now homeless, they must find a new home elsewhere.
Home demolitions are a means of forced displacement, as per the Fourth Geneva Convention, it is a crime against humanity.
The civilian population of Palestine has suffered forced displacement at the hands of the Israeli occupation for decades.
Video and Images: Silwanic
Edited for IMEMC: Ali Salam