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Israeli bulldozers demolish dwelling, sheep barn north of Jericho, notifies demolition of others

Israeli bulldozers demolish dwelling, sheep barn north of Jericho, notifies demolition of others
Structures demolished near Jericho.

JERICHO, Wednesday, August 10, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli military bulldozers today razed a dwelling and a sheep barn in al-Ouja village, north of Jericho, according to a local activist, and notified the demolition of others.

Hassan Mleihat, the General Supervisor of al-Baidar Organization for Bedouin Rights, a human rights organization, told WAFA that Israeli soldiers escorted a bulldozer to the Arab al-Zawahra community, in the plains of al-Ouja village, where the heavy machinery tore down a brick-and-tin dwelling and a sheep barn owned by a local resident located near an army camp.

Meanwhile, a military force showed up at al-Wad al-Ahmar Bedouin community in Fasayil village and handed four residents notification of the imminent demolition of their dwellings.

Ten kilometers north of Jericho, al-Ouja has a population of some 5,470 and occupies a total area of some 107,000 dunums.

Israel has seized at least 2,257dunams belonging to the village for the construction of four nearby colonial settlements, 2,152 dunums for the construction of a military base, besides more land for opening settler-only by-pass roads, pushing the villagers into a crowded enclave, a ghetto, surrounded by walls, settlements and military installations.

K.F./M.K.

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