SALFT, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli forces today demolished a shack in Hares town, west of the West Bank city of Salfit, according to a local official.
Mayor of Hares, Omar Samara, told WAFA that Israeli forces escorted a bulldozer to the western entrance of the town and proceeded to demolish a shack belonging to Osama and Bilal Shamlawi.
He pointed that the demolition was carried out two days after the Shamlawi siblings received a demolition order.
Meanwhile, Israeli forces ordered a halt on the construction of a Palestinian house in Deir Ballout town, west of the city.
The soldiers barged their way into the town, and handed a resident a notice ordering him to halt the construction of his house and seized a concrete pump and mixer purportedly for being built without a permit.
Israel demolishes Palestinian houses and structures almost on a daily basis as a means to achieve “demographic control” of the occupied territories.
Israel denies planning permits for Palestinians to build on their own land or to extend existing houses to accommodate natural growth, particularly in Jerusalem and Area C, which constitutes 60 percent of the occupied West Bank and falls under full Israeli military rule, forcing residents to build without obtaining rarely-granted permits to provide shelters for their families.