Days of Palestine

Saturday, March 25

Israeli Occupation Bulldozers Demolish Two Palestinian Inhabited Houses in Bethlehem

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Israeli occupation bulldozers demolish Wednesday, 1 February 2023 two Palestinian houses in the occupied West Bank villages of Beit Jala and Al Walaja, northwest of Bethlehem.

A large force of Israeli occupation troops accompanied by a military bulldozer invaded the village of Al-Walaja and demolished a 100-square-meter house belonging to the Palestinian man Khalil Ahmed Salim Awad Allah under the pretext of building without a License, reported Khader Abu Al-Tin, head of Al-Walaja village council.

In the same context, Israeli military forces demolished a one-story Palestinian house under construction located in the Cremisan area belonging to Palestinian man Nasri Hanna al-Najjar under the pretext of not having a permit, said Issa Qassis, the Mayor of Beit Jala.

Qassis pointed out that the Israeli occupation forces demolished the house of the Palestinian family of al-Najjar despite obtaining a decision from an Israeli court not to stop construction on his house.

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 month of 2023, Israeli occupation demolished 126 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).

The organization explained that most of the demolitions were carried out under the pretext of lacking a building permit, noting that “it is almost impossible for Palestinians to obtain such or that permit.”