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Today: Oct 23, 2017

Demolition of Two Palestinian Houses Postponed

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The Jerusalem Center for Social & Economic Center (JCSER) has obtained decisions from the Israeli Central Court postponing the demolition of two Palestinian houses in the neighborhoods of Jabal Al-Mukabber and Bab Al-Magharbeh of Occupied East Jerusalem for fourteen months and six months respectively.

The Central Court issued a decision postponing the demolition of Abed Al-Hamid Ajajs house in the Jabal Al-Mukabber neighborhood, south of Occupied Jerusalem, for a period of fourteen months. During this period, Mr. Ajaj is required to carry out the procedures necessary to obtain a building permit; the postponement decision is the last respite, which will be provided to Mr. Ajaj.

In early 1997, a bill of indictment was submitted against Mr. Ajaj for violating building laws. In March 1997, a 20,000-shekel fine was imposed on Mr. Ajaj. He also signed a 10,000-shekel bail bond as security that he will abide by building laws. He was also given a one-year period to obtain a building permit, said JCSERs lawyer, Ziad Qawar, who is following up the case.

In July 2003, Mr. Ajaj was able to stop the demolition teams at the Interior Ministry from demolishing the house after he approached the Israeli Central Court and presented documents as proof that he had begun the necessary legal procedures to obtain a building permit, including the preliminary approval of the District Committee for Construction & Organization for the scheme.

In another development, the Center succeeded in obtaining a court decision postponing the demolition of Taleb Abu Hadwans 120-square meter house in Bab Al-Magharbeh, south of Occupied Jerusalem, until 12 July 2004. A 7,000-shekel fine was imposed on Mr. Abu Hadwan, payable in twenty-three monthly installments (an average of 600 shekels per payment) and a threat of a 60-day prison.

The first demolition order was issued on 16 January 2001 and a bill of indictment was issued on 31 December 2002, accusing Mr. Abu Hadwan of illegal construction and failure to implement a previous court decision of abiding by building laws and regulations.