2. Zir’s family were living in a makeshift shack in an eastern Jerusalem neighborhood. Their shack was demolished by Israel authorities who said it was built without permits.
3. Zir, a 39-year-old maintenance worker told the AP: “My house was demolished, and I was obliged to live here because I did not have any place to go to.”
“I wanted to rent a house but there are no houses here for rent, because there are no licenses for us Arabs to build,” said Zir.