NABLUS, Wednesday, November 09, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli forces today delivered a demolition notice against five tourist structure in Duma village, south of Nablus, according to a local source.
Head of the Village Council, Suleiman Dawabsheh, said that Israeli forces stormed the village and handed Nasr Dawabsheh a notice to tear down his tourist farm, which cost him ILS 500,000 (some $140,000), and Ahmad Salawdeh a similar notice to raze his three chalets, which cost him ILS 2.5 million (some $700,000).
He added that the owners of the structures at the risk of imminent demolition are compelled to demolish their structures. Otherwise, they have to pay exorbitant costs if the occupation authorities carry out the demolition, scheduled on November 13.
Dawabsheh pointed that the Israeli forces have delivered some 100 demolition notices against structures in the town in 2021 and 2022 purportedly for being built in Area C.
Israel denies planning permits for Palestinians to build on their own land or to extend existing houses to accommodate natural growth, particularly in occupied East Jerusalem and Area C, which constitutes 60 percent of the area of the occupied West Bank and falls under full Israeli military rule, forcing residents to build without obtaining permits to provide shelters for their families.
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.