Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- The Israeli municipality of Jerusalem forced two Palestinian families to demolish their own houses in Jabal Al Mukabbir in southern Jerusalem.
Wadi Al Hilweh Information Center said in a statement that both brothers, Muhammad and Maher Nassar, emptied their houses and started demolishing them on Monday.
It stated that both houses were built eight years ago. The Israeli authorities imposed 35,000 Shekel fines on the houses, where 15 Palestinians (including 11 children) used to live.
Maher Nassar stated the Israelis had given them until yesterday to demolish their houses. Otherwise, they will get an additional 80,000 Shekel fine.
The Israeli municipality delivered a demolition order to the families two weeks ago. The families appealed to the court to hold up the decision until yesterday.
The occupation state has demolished dozens of Palestinians houses in occupied Jerusalem under the pretext of being built without permission. Over 50 families were forced to demolish their own houses themselves.