BETHLEHEM, Tuesday, March 02, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli occupation authorities today demolished a two-room annex to a house in Battir village, west of the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem, according to an official.
Head of the Wall and Settlement Resistance Committee in Battir, Ghassan Elayyan, told WAFA that an Israeli military force broke into the western section of the village and demolished two rooms built as an extension to an old house purportedly for being built without a license.
Battir, six kilometers west of Bethlehem, is on the UNESCO world heritage list due to its ancient terraces and Roman-era irrigation system which is still used by villagers to irrigate their crops.
It is home to a Roman spring and bath, an eco-museum and some hiking trails. Its old town is known as the Seven Widows Quarter.