OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)-- The Israeli occupation authorities (IOA) on Monday razed the 150-meter home of Mohammed Shukairat in Jabal Al-Mukabir to the south east of occupied Jerusalem.
Shukairat said in a press statement that more than 200 security elements including Israeli-controlled municipality teams stormed his house and forced all those inside to get out of it before destroying the house over all the family’s furniture and belongings.
He said that he was trying to obtain a construction and expansion permit since 1997, yet the occupation municipality never recognizes the Palestinian Jerusalemites’ expansion needs.
“We are a big family comprising me and my wife, nine sons, twelve grandsons. I have seven sons over 25 years old and are about to get married but don’t have a place to live in due to the occupation municipality’s refusal to grant construction permits despite the fact that the land is ours,” he elaborated.