Israeli soldiers on Wednesday demolished a Palestinian house in Jabal al-Mokabber, and several commercial facilities in the city of Hizma, in the occupied capital, Jerusalem, under the pretext of being built without a permit.
Local sources said the soldiers, accompanied by bulldozers, invaded the as-Sal’a area in Jabal al-Mokabber and demolished a house belonging to Mohannad al-Hroub and his family.
The sources added that after receiving the demolition order, the Palestinian appealed to Israeli courts and received an order to stop the destruction of his property, but the city council ignored the order and proceeded with the demolitions.
The Palestinian was not given notice before soldiers invaded the area and evicted him and his family, and demolished his two-apartment house, leaving eight Palestinians, including children, homeless.
In addition, dozens of soldiers invaded the town of Hizma, near Jerusalem, before demolishing several shops belonging to the local Khatib family.
The military claimed the facility was built without a permit from the city council of occupied Jerusalem.
It should be mentioned that Hizma is only 7 kilometers from Jerusalem and overshadowed by the illegal Israeli annexation wall; the Palestinians of Hizma lost 60% of their land because of the illegal wall.
Hizma has a population of approximately 6,000 Palestinians and is surrounded by the illegal settlement of Adam (Geva Binyamin), and the Palestinian settlements of ar-Ram and Dahiat al-Barid, and the Israeli apartheid segregation wall of its north and northwest sides, on its south side, by the ‘Anata and Shu’fat refugee camp and the Israeli apartheid segregation wall, and by Beit Hanina as well as the illegal Israeli settlements of Neve Yacov, Pisgat Ze’ev, Pisgat Amir, and the Israeli apartheid segregation wall on its west, and by the illegal Israeli settlement of Almon (Anatot), the planned section of the segregation wall on its east side. More information @ poica.org