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Home Occupation 12/January/2023 10:17 AM

Israel orders Qalqiliya family to evict house in anticipation of punitive demolition

QALQILIYA, Thursday, January 12, 2022 (WAFA) – The Israeli occupation authorities Wednesday evening ordered a prisoner’s family to evict their house in Hajja village, east of the occupied West Bank city of Qalqiliya, according to family sources.

The Hailan family told WAFA that Israeli forces informed their lawyer that they ought to evict their house within three days in anticipation of punitive demolition.

In November 2022, Israeli forces took measurements of the family house of Younis Hailan, 19,  whom Israel accuses of stabbing to death a settler to the east of Qalqilia in October 2022.

Israel resorts to punitively demolish the family homes of Palestinians as a mean of deterrence- accused of being involved in attacks against Israelis, a policy that Israel does not apply to Israeli settlers who were involved in fatal attacks against Palestinians.

The policy was widely condemned by human rights groups as “a collective punishment” and “a war crime and crime against humanity”.


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