Family ordered to cease work in Jerusalem cave
Published Tuesday 01/10/2013 (updated) 03/10/2013 09:55
JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces on Tuesday raided a cave in which a family from Silwan neighborhood in Jerusalem was living and handed them a notice to cease building.
Khalid al-Zeer and his family live in a cave on his land which has been threatened to be confiscated since Aug. 20 when Israeli bulldozers demolished their home.
“I live in a small cave with my five children and wife,” al-Zeer told Ma’an
“It is no bigger than 20 meters, it has one room as a bedroom, kitchen, sitting room and dining room. Still, the occupation authority is still after me.”
“In August the Israel Nature and Parks Authority and the municipality demolished my one-bedroom home which I was living in to protect the land,” al-Zeer added.
“Two days ago stones started falling on us, and fearing for my children I brought construction material to repair it. Today the antiquities police came and gave an order to cease construction.”