Israeli Occupation Forces Demolish Two Palestinian-Owned Houses, Walls Near Jericho

(MENAFN- Palestine News Network )

Jericho /PNN/

The Israeli occupation forces today demolished two Palestinian-owned houses and walls in the village of al-Diyouk al-Tahta, west of the occupied West Bank city of Jericho.

Sources said that the structures were demolished under the pretext that they were built in Area C of the occupied West Bank and without a permit.

The two houses belong to two local residents, one for a newlywed who recently moved into the house, and the other for a family of eight people who were displaced as a result.

In recent years, Israeli occupation authorities demolished hundreds of homes in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem on the grounds of lacking an Israeli construction permit, which is almost impossible to obtain for Palestinians under current Israeli policies.

Israel refuses to permit any Palestinian construction in Area C, which makes up more than 60 percent of the occupied West Bank and falls under full Israeli military rule, forcing Palestinians to build without a permit to provide shelters for their families.


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