Days of Palestine

Thursday, June 8

IOF Notify Stop Construction of 11 Palestinian-Owned Homes North Occupied Jericho

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Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) notified Wednesday, May 3, 2023, a halt to construction in 11 Palestinian-owned homes in the village of Al-Jiftlik, north of Jericho and the Jordan Valley.

The field activist in the Jordan Valley, Ayman Gharib, stated that the Israeli occupation forces stormed Khallet al-Fula in al-Jiftlik and distributed 11 notices to stop construction for Palestinian-owned houses made of cement, some of them still under construction, and old ones built since 1960.

He added that the occupation forces ordered Palestinian owners there to review it and stop the construction process, under the pretext of building without a permit.

Israeli occupation is trying in various ways to forcibly displace Palestinians from their own lands and demolish their homes in favor of settlement expansion, using pretexts most notably building without a permit.

During the first two months of 2023, Israeli occupation demolished 185 Palestinian-owned structures in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, according to the United Nations Organization for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OCHA).

OCHA explained that the Israeli occupation carry out the stop-construction and demolition orders under the pretext of lacking a building permit. The organization noted that “it is almost impossible for Palestinians to obtain such or that permit.”