Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- The Israeli municipality of occupied Jerusalem forced 7 brothers to demolish their houses, making 140 Palestinians homeless.
The seven brothers belong to the Obeidi family. They set a tent on the rubble of their houses in Beit Hanina.
“I’ve been living here for 15 years”, Ali Obeidi, one of the seven brothers, told Wadi Hilweh Information Center. “15 years here mean 15 years of suffering by the Israeli authorities. There has been a hearing every two months… I built [houses] for my seven brothers 10 years ago but at the end, a demolition order was issued against us all.”
“We are seven brothers, nearly 140 members, most of them are children under the age of 16. We decided to demolish our houses ourselves to avoid the heavy fines.”
During the last years, Ali paid a 65,000 Shekel fine while his brother Mahmoud paid 35,000 Shekel.