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Israel to demolish house under construction east of Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, Wednesday, March 10, 2021 (WAFA) – The Israeli occupation authorities today notified to demolish a house under construction in Wadi Abu al-Hummus, east of Bethlehem, according to an official.

Director of the Anti-Wall and Settlement Office, Hassan Breijah, told WAFA that Israeli forces stormed the vicinity of Murad Tourist Resort in Wadi Abu al-Hummus, where they handed Amjad Ja‘abis a notification to tear down his house purportedly for being built without a license.

He added that the occupation authorities intend carry out the demolition although the house under construction, which occupies 200 square meters, is located within Area B, which under the administrative control of the Palestinian Authority, and the house owner, Amjad, has obtained a building license from the Palestinian Ministry of Local Government.

In July 2019, Israeli forces took measurements to demolish 16 buildings, comprising 100 apartments, under the pretext of being “close to the annexation wall” and “posing a security threat” due to their proximity to the wall.

Palestinians have slammed demolitions of their property in the area as part of the ongoing systematic policy of forcible transfer and ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people.  

K.F.

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