TIRA, Sunday, July 12, 2020 (WAFA) – Israeli occupation authorities demolished a wedding hall today in the Arab town of Tira, in central Israel, under the pretext of construction without a permit.
Heavily armed Israeli police forces accompanied by bulldozers broke into the town in the early morning hours, cordoned off the area where the wedding hall is located, before proceeding to tear it down.
Clashes erupted between the forces and youths who protested the Israeli demolition. The police fired rubber-coated rounds and teargas to disperse the youths, causing many cases of suffocation from gas inhalation.
Houses and structures Arab cities and towns in Israel are a frequent target for demolitions as Israeli authorities make it very difficult for Arab citizens to obtain building permits.
Currently, thousands of Palestinian-owned homes in Israel are scheduled for demolition, with many accusing the government of selectively carrying out demolitions in Israel’s Arab communities.