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Israeli forces demolish agricultural structure near Bethlehem


BETHLEHEM, Monday, May 27, 2019 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Monday morning demolished an agricultural structure in Shushahla area of al-Khadr town, to the south of Bethlehem, in the southern occupied West Bank.

Muhannad Salah, a villager, told WAFA that an Israeli military force, escorting a bulldozer, stormed the area,  where they proceeded to demolish an agricultural structure that belonged to local resident Mohammad Salah.

The Shushahla area is located in Area C of the occupied West Bank, which accounts for over 60 percent of its area and falls under full Israeli military control.

Israel refuses to permit virtually any Palestinian construction in Area C, forcing residents to build without obtaining rarely-granted permits to provide shelters and sources of income for their families.

In contrast, Israel much more easily gives the estimated 550,000 Jewish Israeli settlers there building permits and provides them with roads, electricity, water and sewage systems that remain inaccessible to many neighboring Palestinians, in violation of international law.

K.T./ K.F.

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