Jerusalem's municipality demolished two illegally built houses on Tuesday morning, Israel Radio reported. One of the structures was home to twenty family members in the Tzur Bahar neighborhood, and the other was in the neighborhood of Anata, west of the security barrier.
The municipality said that the structures were built without permits and were demolished in accordance with court orders.
The Anata home's owner, Hamis Shahada Tahen, told Israel Radio that right-wing activist Aryeh King threatened that if Tahen did not sell him the house, King would have it demolished.
King responded that the house had been built on land belonging to him and that the Jerusalem District Court had, in the past, ruled to demolish an illegally built structure.
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