Self-demolition in Beit Suhur « Wadi Hilweh Information Center – Silwan, Jerusalem

Sunday, 20 February, 2011 | 23:25

Silwan, Jerusalem (SILWANIC) — A resident of Beit Suhur village south of Jerusalem was forced to demolish his own home under orders of the Jerusalem Municipality yesterday, 19 February.

Ramzi Shehadeh Attun demolished his 70 square meter home after he was threatened by the Jerusalem Municipality with a fine of 70,000 NIS to have it demolished by the state, citing “irregularities” in his building permit. Attun stated that “my economic situation is difficult, and the only solution was to demolish the house myself as I could never afford such fines.” He added that “I thought that I had finally achieved the dream of building a home for my family – there are 7 of us. But today we are homeless.”

Self-demolition in Beit Suhur « Wadi Hilweh Information Center – Silwan, Jerusalem.

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