Days of Palestine

Wednesday, February 1

Israeli New Government Decides to Demolish Unlicensed Palestinian Homes in Area C

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Leaders of the Israeli new government announced on Sunday, January 22, 2023, a new decision to demolish unlicensed Palestinian homes in Area C of the occupied West Bank.

Israeli media reported that the new government, led by Netanyahu, agreed that every Palestinian structure in Area C, which constitutes 60 percent of the West Bank, must be demolished in its initial stages.

Israeli occupation authorities use “building without a permit” as a pretext to demolish the Palestinian homes in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem.

While Israel bans Palestinians from building without obtaining permits, it complicates measures and denies Palestinians from having construction permits.

According to Palestinian figures, third of the Palestinian homes in occupied Jerusalem are built without permits because Israeli occupation authorities denied them.

Within Oslo Accords, the Palestinian Authority PA would assume governing responsibilities in the Gaza Strip and West Bank.

Israeli forces demolished about 952 Palestinian facilities in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem in 2022, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).