Palestinian house demolished by Israel for construction in the occupied West Bank

Days of Palestine - Hebron

The Israeli occupation authorities demolished today a Palestinian-owned house for construction in the Israeli-controlled Area C of the occupied West Bank, according to Rateb Jabour, an activist in the south of the West Bank.

He told the official WAFA news agency that Israeli soldiers demolished the two-room house in an area known as Wad el-Awar, south of Hebron, alleging it was built without a permit.

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International rights organizations said Israel has increased its demolition of Palestinian-owned structures in Area C and occupied East Jerusalem this year. They said over 550 structures were demolished last year under various pretexts, but mainly for construction without a permit.

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