Jerusalem, ALRAY - Israeli occupation forces (IOF) demolished Wednesday two Palestinian houses in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem.
Local sources reported that the Israeli occupation army knocked down a 70-square-metre house in Al-Ramadin town in the south of the occupied West Bank city of Hebron.
The demolished house belongs to a local resident called Saleh Erqiq, where he lived along with his family of five, including children.
The Israeli occupation authorities, meanwhile, forced Faisel al-Jabari to raze his own house in the Wadi al-Joz neighborhood to the northeast of the Old City of occupied Jerusalem.
Al-Jabari pointed out that this family of eight has been made homeless after he was ordered to demolish the 70-square-metre house, which was built in 2016.
The Israeli occupation authorities gave the al-Jabari family until 25 January to self-demolish the house or they would incur the demolition costs.
The family had to knock down the house after incurring fines of more than 90,000 shekels ($29,000) and paying around 50,000 shekels ($16,000) in legal costs to appeal against the demolition order.
Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem resort to demolishing their own houses themselves if they were issued demolition orders to avoid having to pay heavy costs imposed by the Israeli occupation authorities in case they refused to do so.