Rubble of the demolished home in Qalandia. (WAFA Images)
JERUSALEM, June 20, 2018 (WAFA) – An Israeli military force used bulldozers to demolish on Wednesday a Palestinian-owned house in the village of Qalandia, to the north of the occupied Jerusalem, despite an Israeli court ruling barring the demolition, according to a local source.
Mahmoud Awadallah, a Jerusalem-based Palestinian journalist, told WAFA that Israeli forces, accompanied by two bulldozers, raided the village in the early hours and proceeded to demolish the two-room house. Trees in the area were also uprooted.
He said that the house was demolished despite the fact that the owner has a High Court ruling against demolishing the house.
Israel intends to demolish at least 20 buildings and structures in the village reportedly for being built without a permit and for being too close to the wall Israel had built around Jerusalem to separate it from its neighboring Palestinian villages and towns.