Palestinian home reduced to rubble by Israeli occupation

Israeli bulldozers Wednesday demolished a Palestinian home in al-Matar neighborhood, north of Jerusalem, under the pretext of unlicensed construction.

Israeli occupation forces cordoned off the area as bulldozers proceeded to demolish the house near the illegal Israeli settlement of Atrot.

The house, which belongs to al-Maghraby family, was demolished purportedly for being built without an Israeli permit.

Using the pretext of illegal building, Israel demolishes Palestinian houses on a regular basis. At the same time, the occupation authorities and government green-light the construction tens of thousands of housing units in illegal settlements in occupied Jerusalem.

Palestinian are also discriminated against in all aspects of life including housing, employment and services, and are unable to access services in the Israeli-occupied territories.

Source: The Palestinian Information Center