On Tuesday, a Palestinian was forced to demolish his home in the West Bank in Beit Hanina town, north of occupied Jerusalem.

Media sources said the Palestinian, Ammar Al-Kiswani, had to demolish his property after losing all appeals against demolition orders.

They added that Ammar had to demolish his home, consisting of two apartments, to avoid the excessively high fines and fees, in addition to the demolition costs, if the City Council in occupied Jerusalem carried the demolition out using its workers and equipment.

Earlier Tuesday, the soldiers demolished the home of Nizar Mheisin in the Al-Isawiya town in Jerusalem and imposed a 100.000 Shekels fine.

After being ordered to demolish his own home, Nizar started demolition of his home about two weeks earlier and was able to demolition the inner walls before the army completed the destruction of the property for “being built without a permit.”

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 homes and property, under various allegations meant to prevent the expansion of Palestinian towns and neighborhoods.

Israel’s colonies in the occupied West Bank, including those in and around occupied East Jerusalem, are illegal under International Law, the Fourth Geneva Convention, and various United Nations and Security Council resolutions. They also constitute war crimes under International Law.

Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention states: “The Occupying Power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies.” It also prohibits the “individual or mass forcible transfers, as well as deportations of protected persons from occupied territory.”