In continuation of the policy of targeting the Palestinian presence in occupied Jerusalem, the Israeli occupation municipality enforced (al-Khalis) Palestinian Jerusalemite family to forcibly demolish their two apartments in Silwan town, south of Al-Aqsa Mosque.
The family began carrying on the self-demolition decision, in order to avoid paying a new fine of 300,000 shekels, pointing out that the two apartments belong to the two brothers Muhammad and Mahmoud al-Khalis.
The occupation municipality bulldozers demolished part of the two apartments about two months ago, and then, the demolition machines broke down and did not complete the demolition. After the withdrawal of the municipality staff and the police from the place, they imposed a fine of 70,000 shekels on the family, as a “demolition fee”, and enforced them to complete the demolition.
Before demolishing, Mahmoud, his wife, 5 children, his brother Muhammad, his wife, and 3 children were living in the building, and each apartment measures 90 square meters.