Days of Palestine

Thursday, June 8

Israeli Forces Demolish Palestinian Structures in Occupied West Bank 

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Israeli occupation forces demolished Thursday,29 September 2022 a Palestinian-owned house in the occupied West Bank village of Artas, south of Bethlehem. 

Local sources reported that the Israeli occupation bulldozers broke into the Berk Solomon area in Bethlehem and demolished a 220-square-meter house belonging to the Palestinian man Ismail Awad Salah under the pretext of building without a permit. 

Salah said that the Israeli occupation did not notify the demolition of the house that he was preparing to move in.

In a related incident, Israeli occupation troops leveled a house owned by a Palestinian resident in the village of Al-Khader, south of Bethlehem under the pretext of building without a permit.

Palestinian towns and villages in the occuiped  West Bank have seen increased demolition orders by Israeli forces in recent months, aiming to force the Palestinian residents to forcibly leave their own lands. 

The Israeli occupation has demolished 8746 Palestinian structures and damaged 1559 homes since 2009, displacing 13,000 people and affecting 152,000 others.