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Israeli forces demolish house near Nablus


NABLUS, Wednesday, November 28, 2019 (WAFA) – Israeli bulldozers today demolished a Palestinian house in the town of Asira Ash-Shamaliya, located to the north of the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, said a local settlement watchdog.

Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors Israeli settlement activities in the north of the West Bank, told WAFA that an Israeli force escorted a bulldozer into, where the heavy machinery proceeded to demolish a two-story house purportedly for being built in Area C.

The owner of the house, which occupied an area of 200 square meters, was identified as Moammar Hamadneh.

During ensuing confrontations, Israeli troops fired concussion bombs and tear gas bombs towards protestors. No injuries were reported though.

Israel refuses to permit virtually any Palestinian construction in Area C, which constitutes 60 percent of the occupied West Bank and falls under full Israeli military rule, forcing residents to build without obtaining rarely-granted permits to provide shelters for their families.

In contrast, Israel much more easily gives the over 600,000 Jewish Israeli settlers there building permits and provides them with roads, electricity, water and sewage systems that remain inaccessible to many neighboring Palestinians.

K.T./ K.F.

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