Days of Palestine

Monday, February 6

Israeli Occupation Seizes Two Palestinian Agricultural Rooms in Ramallah

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Israeli occupation forces seized Thursday, 24 November 2022 two Palestinian-owned agricultural rooms and demolished others in Atara town, north of Ramallah.

Israeli occupation seized two rooms belonging to Palestinian residents and razed lands in the Jabal al-Khirba area of the Atara town, reported Younis Arar, Media Director of the Colonization & Wall Resistance Commission.

The Palestinian resident Abd Abu Awwad from Atara town said that the Israeli occupation forces invaded Atara town accompanied by a military bulldozer and razed lands that had recently been reclaimed.

Israeli occupation bulldozers demolished a Palestinian-owned retaining wall and agricultural rooms, before seizing two agricultural caravans and water tanks, he added.

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 five months of 2022, Israeli occupation demolished 300 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.”