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Israel to demolish agricultural structures near Tubas

Israel to demolish agricultural structures near Tubas

TUBAS, Wednesday, February 16, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Wednesday morning delivered demolition notices against several agricultural facilities in Khirbet Atuf, southeast of Tubas, according to a local official.

Head of Khirbet Atuf and Ras al-Ahmar Village Council, Abdullah Bisharat, told WAFA that Israeli forces and officers of the so-called Civil Administration handed Nizar Bisharat an order to tear down his 500-cubic-meter water well.

They also handed other villagers orders to tear down another water well with a capacity of 1,000 cubic meter,  a 40-square-meter residential caravan in addition to an agricultural warehouse.

Israeli refuses to permit virtually any Palestinian construction in 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.

In contrast, Israel 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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