Home Occupation 21/June/2021 01:47 PM

Israel orders halt on construction of two houses west of Hebron

HEBRON, Monday, June 21, 2021 (WAFA) – The Israeli occupation authorities today ordered a halt on the construction of two houses in Idhna town, west of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, according to local sources.

Idhna Municipality told WAFA that Israeli forces barged their way into Khallet Harb and Wadi Shomar (Shomar Valley) in the western part of the town, where they handed two residents orders to stop the construction of their houses.

The soldiers also delivered an order to dismantle a 3.5-kilometer electric power network supplying electricity to many inhabited houses and dozens of donums of farmland.

While Israel demolishes Palestinian structures across the West Bank, particularly in Area C, which constitutes 60 percent of the occupied West Bank, it much more easily gives over 700,000 Jewish Israeli settlers there building permits and provides them with roads, electricity, water and sewage systems that remain inaccessible to many neighboring Palestinians.

The “Civil Administration” is the name Israel gives to the body administering its military occupation of the West Bank.

Soldiers in the oxymoronically named Civil Administration determine where Palestinians may live, where and when they may travel (including to other parts of the occupied territories like Gaza and East Jerusalem), whether they can build or expand homes on their own land, whether they own that land at all, whether an Israeli settler can takeover that land among others.

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