JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces demolished a Palestinian family's home in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina as well as several rooms of a nearby house being used to store aid supplies for Gaza on Wednesday, the owner of the property told Ma'an.
Israeli bulldozers arrived in Beit Hanina and demolished two 60-meter rooms belonging to Hajj Izz Abu Nijma, in what he said was the fifth time that part of his property had been demolished by Israeli authorities.
At the time to the demolition, the rooms were being used to collect food supplies to send to the Gaza Strip. All of the supplies, including rice, sugar, pasta, and canned goods, were destroyed during the demolition.
Abu Nijma said he has been trying to obtain the necessary building permits from Jerusalem's municipality since 1996, but has been rejected every time. more