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Israel orders halt on construction of three stores in Ramallah-district town

RAMALLAH, Monday, December 05, 2022 (WAFA) – The Israeli occupation authorities today ordered a halt on the construction of three stores at the entrance of Beit Rima town, northwest of the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, according to local sources.

They said that Israeli forces and officers of the so-called Civil Administration stormed the town and handed Yusef Rimawi a notice, ordering him to stop the construction of the three stores purportedly for being located in Area C.

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 800,000 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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