IOA forces Palestinians to demolish their homes
Israeli occupation authority (IOA) forced two Palestinians from the town of Sur Bahir to demolish their houses with their own hands on Tuesday for not having a building permit, local sources said.
Omar Ahmed Ramadan Deish, one of the homeowners, said in a statement “The issue of the houses dates back to 1994 after we paid violations five times with a value of 100,000 shekels (app. 30,000 dollars).”
Deish never received a building permit even after having paid the fine because the land was allegedly too small for the structure on top, and as a result of the difficulties Israeli municipality set before him.
The Israeli court has given the family until September 14 to confirm the house is torn down.