Two Palestinian brothers, on Saturday, demolishing their two homes in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabal al-Mukaber, after the demolition was ordered by the Israeli municipality, the Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported.

Imad and Ahmad Mashahreh said that they were given demolition notices, and decided to embark on the feat of self-demolition to avoid the high cost charged by the municipality.

The two homes, sheltered eleven people, whom have now become displaced as a result of the Israeli order.

Israel denies building permits to Palestinian residents in order to have a pretext to destroy their homes, at the same time the occupation states grants permission for the construction and expansion of illegal colonial settlements.

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