NABLUS, Monday, August 15, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli occupation forces today demolished several agricultural structures in the occupied West Bank, according to sources.
Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activities in the northern West Bank, told WAFA that the Israeli forces, accompanied by a bulldozer, raided the village of Burqa, northwest of Nablus, and demolished an agricultural structure owned by a local resident.
He said that this is the third time Israel demolishes a structure owned by the same person, explaining that in 2019, the forces demolished a two-story house, and in 2020 demolished an agricultural structure he had built in place of the demolished house.
Daghlas said that the Israeli authorities claim that the structure was built in the area classified as Area C, part of the West Bank under total Israeli military control, despite the fact that the owner has a land ownership title deed that proves that the area on which the house and structures were built on is located inside Area B, which is administered by the Palestinians while the security is in Israeli hands.
In Kufr al-Dik, a town west of Salfit, also in the north of the West Bank, soldiers demolished another agricultural structure in the western part of the town and owned by a local resident, under the pretext of constrution in Area C and without a permit, according to the town's mayor, Mohammad Naji.
Meanwhile in the southern West Bank village of Battir, south of Bethlehem, the Israeli occupation forces also demolished an agricultural structure owned by a local resident under the pretext of construction in Area C, according to Battir mayor, Zaki al-Batmeh.