Home Archive 13/November/2019 10:53 AM

Israeli bulldozers demolish house near Tubas


TUBAS, Thursday, 13 November 2019 (WAFA) – Israeli bulldozers today morning demolished a Palestinian house under construction in the village of Khirbet Atuf, southeast of the occupied West Bank city of Tubas.

Motaz Bsharat, who monitors Israeli violations in the Jordan Valley, told WAFA that Israeli bulldozers demolished a 70-meter house under construction belonging to Khalid Bani Odeh purportedly for being built without a permit.

He pointed out that Israeli forces previously issued a demolition notice against the house less than a month ago.

Having no other choice, many Palestinians in Area C of the West Bank, under complete Israeli control, are forced to build without permits to be able to provide a shelter for their families, risking having their buildings demolished in the process.

Israel is planning to annex the Jordan Valley into a completely Israeli area, primarily in agriculture, targeting to ban territorial contiguity between a future Palestinian state and the rest of the Arab world.

To this end, tens of settlements and agricultural outposts have been established by Israel in the Valley, which makes up about one-third of the total area of the occupied West Bank.

K.T./ K.F.

Related News

Read More