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Israeli bulldozers demolish caravan near Hebron


HEBRON, Wednesday, July 10, 2019 (WAFA) – Israeli bulldozers demolished a caravan in the village of Idhna, located to the west of Hebron city in the southern West Bank, according to local sources.

The sources told WAFA correspondent that Israeli bulldozers, along with staff from the so-called Israeli Civil Administration, demolished a caravan in Khirbet al-Ras area, close to Israel’s apartheid wall.

The caravan, which belongs to Theeb al-Butran, was demolished under security pretenses.

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.

K.T/ K.F.

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