The Jerusalem Municipality on Monday morning 2 Elul demolished an illegal structure built on Zichron Yaakov Street in the Mattersdorf neighborhood. City inspectors arrived at the scene last week to inspect the 300 sq. meter structure.
City officials’ report a resident squatted on the land, owned in part by the Israel Lands Administration since 2002. The person placed a caravan on 10 square meters and has since added a 10 square meter cement foundation.
In the summer of 2013 a request was filed with a court to issue a demolition order including the caravan and cement platform. During the period between the issuance of the demolition order and January 2014, additional building was added, reaching 300 square meters. The city moved in on Monday and removed the contents and caravan, which are being stored, and destroyed the remains of the illegal structure.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem / Photos: City Housing Enforcement Unit)