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Israeli bulldozers demolish mobile home north of Jerusalem


JERUSALEM, Monday, November 19, 2018 (WAFA) – Israeli bulldozers Monday demolished a Palestinian-owned mobile home in Qalandiya village, north of Jerusalem, said local sources.

Escorted by Israeli forces, bulldozers broke into the village, on the outskirts of Jerusalem, and demolished a mobile home belonging to Ali Mteir.

The caravan was reportedly donated to Mteir by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) following the demolition of his previous home on June 20.

Following the signing of the Oslo II Interim Agreement in 1995, Qalandiya was divided into areas ‘B’ and ‘C’ just like many other villages across the West Bank.

According to the Applied Research Institute of Jerusalem (ARIJ), approximately 66 dunams, accounting for 2% of the total village area, were assigned as Area B, where the Palestinian Authority (PA) officially has complete control over civil matters, but Israel continues to have overriding responsibility for security.

Compared to the small section designated as Area B, approximately 3,207 dunams, accounting for roughly 98% of the total village area, was classified as Area C, where Israel retains full control over security and civil administration.

Palestinian building and land management are prohibited in Area C unless through a permit given by the Israeli Civil Administration, the name Israel gives to the body administering its military occupation of the West Bank.


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