Without prior warning, Israeli military forces surrounded the home of Badwan Salaymah (53) while he and his family were absent, and proceeded to tear the house down, Salaymah's brother said.
Israeli municipality officials then issued Salaymah a demolishing bill of 110,000 shekels ($32,000), which he will be unable to pay, Marwan Salaymah said.
He said the house was built of tin and iron on a plot of 70 square meters.The Jerusalem municipality also demolished two houses owned by Salaymah in May 2013, he added.
The Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem Wednesday the same day demolished a residential shed belonging Mohammad Samara under the pretext that it had been built without a permit. Samara, 56, the owner, said the municipality bulldozers, under police protection, arrived in the early morning and proceeded to demolish his 40-square-meter house, which was given to him by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) following the demolition of his previous house in 2012 by Israeli forces. The demolition of the house caused the displacement of Samara and his four family members.