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Israel orders halt on construction of structures near Hebron


HEBRON, Monday, March 25, 2019 (WAFA) – Israeli authorities ordered a halt on the construction of two homes and agricultural structures in the town of Idhna, west of the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron.

Director of Idhna’s Municipality’s Public Relations Department Abdul-Rahman al-Tmiziy told WAFA that Israeli forces raided Khirbet al-Ras, close to Israel’s to the west of the village, and handed Shehada and Mahmoud al-Jiyawi an order to halt the construction of their homes.

He added that soldiers left other notices ordering a halt on the construction of several agricultural structure whose owners haven’t been identified yet.

Based on data provided by the Applied Research Institute of Jerusalem (2009 statistics), Idhna occupies approximately 20,000 dunums, including only 3,050 classified as built-up area, while the majority is classified as Area C.

Under the Oslo Accord, building permits must be approved by the so-called Israeli Civil Administration for construction to take place in Area C.

The “Civil Administration” is the name Israel gives to the body administering its military occupation of the West Bank.

As a result of rarely-approved permits, however, Palestinian residents are often forced to build structures without permits, which are liable to be torn down later by Israeli forces.


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