The City Council in the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem, forced a Palestinian to demolish his home in Jabal al-Mokabber, allegedly for being built without a permit.
The Palestinian, Ali Khalil Shqeirat, started removing his furniture and belongings from the property, before demolishing it using basic equipment.
It is worth mentioning that, several days ago, the soldiers invaded the property and handed the demolition order, and on Sunday, Ali received a phone call from the police demanding him to demolish the property immediately or else the city would demolish it using its equipment and workers, in addition to billing him and forcing him to pay excessively high fines and fees.
In related news, the soldiers invaded a home, owned by the Matar family, and ordered them to demolish their home within 21 days.
Matar said he build his home in 2011, and the city later ordered its demolition, in addition to imposing a 30.000 Shekels fine, before issuing the final demolition order just a few days ago.
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.
This happens while Israel continues to build and expand its illegal, segregated colonies in the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, in direct violation of International Law, the Fourth Geneva Convention in addition to various United Nations and Security Council resolutions.
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.
ICAHD also reported the demolition of more than 130,000 Palestinian homes in Israel and the Occupied Palestine Territory (OPT) since 1947.