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Mosque, house demolished in south of West Bank

 

HEBRON, Monday, September 02, 2019 (WAFA) – The Israeli military authorities demolished today a mosque and a house in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, according to local sources.

Israeli army units used a bulldozer to destroy al-Ummah mosque in Jabal Jouhar south of Hebron city. The demolition included a water well used by the mosque, reported the head of the Hebron Waqf department Jamal Abu Arram, who said that the demolition came as a surprise to them and without a prior warning.

Waqf officials described the demolition of the mosque as an aggression against Muslim holy places and a provocation, as well as a crime against the right of Muslims to worship.

The army demolished as well a house that was still under construction in the same area.

The demolitions took place in Area C, which is under full Israeli military rule and where Palestinians say construction with a permit is impossible to get since Israel does not allow Palestinian development in Area C that makes up over 60 percent of the area of the occupied West Bank.

M.K.

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