A Palestinian starts to demolish his home to carry out an Israeli court order which ruled that the house was built without a municipality permit, in the Arab east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Shuafat. Many Palestinians end up demolishing their homes themselves to avoid the high cost of paying for Israeli government bulldozers, or being sent to prison for not being able to pay.

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