On Sunday, according to a local NGO, Israeli municipal authorities have forced a Palestinian family to demolish their home in occupied East Jerusalem.
The Jerusalem Municipality forced the Abu Sneineh family to raze their home on Saturday in Jabal al-Mukaber neighborhood in Jerusalem, citing lack of a construction permit, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center said.
The Abu Sneineh family had previously been forced by Israeli authorities, according to the NGO, to demolish their home in Ras al-Amud area in Jerusalem in 2015.
The lack of construction permits has widely been used by Israel as a pretext to demolish Palestinian homes.
In addition to the costly fees of the construction licenses, Palestinians say the Israeli authorities rarely give construction permits to Palestinians.
In order to avoid international criticism of the demolitions, the Israeli municipality in Jerusalem has recently resorted to escalating self-demolition decisions in the occupied city.