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Palestinian demolishes own home in Silwan

April 16, 2019 1:52 P.M. (Updated: April 17, 2019 12:31 P.M.)
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JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian man demolished his house that is still under construction, on Monday evening, in Silwan in occupied East Jerusalem.

The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan reported Awad Muhammad Abbasi demolished his own home upon receiving orders by the Israeli municipality, claiming that the house was built without the nearly impossible-to-obtain Israeli permit.

Israel uses the pretext of building without a permit to carry out demolitions of Palestinian-owned homes on a regular basis.

Israel rarely grants Palestinians permits to build in East Jerusalem, though the Jerusalem municipality has claimed that compared to the Jewish population, they receive a disproportionately low number of permit applications from Palestinian communities, which also see high approval ratings.

For Jewish Israelis in occupied East Jerusalem's illegal settlements, the planning, marketing, development, and infrastructure are funded and executed by the Israeli government. By contrast, in Palestinian neighborhoods, all the burden falls on individual families to contend with a lengthy permit application that can last several years and cost tens of thousands of dollars.

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