Israeli army declaring the area of demolition in al-Ouja as a closed military zone. (WAFA Images / Suleiman Abu Srour)
JERICHO, Monday, January 06, 2020 (WAFA) – Israeli forces dismantled today nine Palestinian-owned residential structures and seized them in the Jordan Valley town of al-Ouja, to the north of the occupied West Bank city of Jericho, according to Salah Freijat, head of al-Ouja municipality.
He told WAFA that soldiers dismantled nine inhabited structures out of 70 slated for demolition within a week.
The structures, he said, were built by the municipality and funded by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and Maan Development Center.
WAFA correspondent said that Israeli army declared the area of demolitions a closed military zone and barred journalists and activists from reaching it.