In recent years, the number of settlers moving into the heart of Palestinian neighborhoods in East Jerusalem – in the Old City, Silwan – has been on the rise. Fati's family has lived in the Old City for nearly 200 years. Since a couple of months his home is surrounded by young Israeli soldiers. And the Israeli court ordered him to destroy his mother's house. A lot of homes in East Jerusalem are built illegally, without permits from the city. But for decades, the city has refused to approve zoning plans for Palestinian areas of Jerusalem, making it impossible for Palestinian residents to obtain permits and leaving them no choice but to build without permission.
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