Days of Palestine – Bethlehem
Israeli occupation forces on Thursday demolished a Palestinian-owned house in al-Khader town, located to the south of the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, according to local sources.
They said that a large occupation forces escorted a bulldozer into town, where the heavy machinery demolished a two-room house belonging to Samir Salah.
This was not the first time that Israeli forces demolish Salah’s house. Six months ago, soldiers demolished his first house, which occupied 150 square meters, prompting him to build the other one, which was demolished today.
Meanwhile, Israeli forces tore down a car wash in El-Mansheya village, close to Tuqu' town, located to the east of Bethlehem.
Mayor of Tuqu' Tayseer Abu Mifreh confirmed that an Israeli military unit raided the village and proceeded to demolish a car wash belonging to Ali al-Khatib.
Both demolitions were carried out because the structures were purportedly built without permits.
Israel demolishes Palestinian houses and structures almost on a daily basis as a means to achieve “demographic control” of the occupied territories.