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Other structures will be razed in al-Khalil and Nablus

20 Palestinian homes in Issawiya receive Israeli demolition orders

9-2-2016 10:05 AM
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)-- The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) on Monday distributed administrative demolition orders against Palestinian homes in al-Issawiya district, northeast of Occupied Jerusalem.

Member of al-Issawiya follow-up committee Mohamed Abul-Hems said that Israeli municipal employees escorted by special police forces entered the northeastern area of the district and took photographs of its homes and structures.

Abul-Hems added that the municipal crew put up demolition notices on the doors of 20 homes, without stating the names of the property owners.

He noted that the most of the homes are licensed and had been built five to 20 years ago.

He affirmed that the IOA distributed these notices randomly in Issawiya in order to create a state of confusion and fear among the residents.

The residents of al-Issawiya district suffer from ongoing Israeli violations, most notably, raiding homes and commercial stores on a daily basis, imposing heavy taxes on their owners, issuing demolition orders regularly and carrying out daily arrests.

In a separate incident, the IOA on the same day threatened to demolish Palestinian homes and structures in Yatta town near al-Khalil city at the pretext of unlicensed construction.

Coordinator of the Yatta anti-settlement committee Rateb al-Jabour said that the IOA handed owners of six homes and rooms from the families of al-Amour and Abu Arram in al-Majaz area, east of Yatta town.

Jabour added that Israeli soldiers stormed Masafer Yatta school in al-Fakheet area and took photographs of it as a prelude to issuing a demolition order against it.

He affirmed that the IOA had launched a widespread annexation and demolition campaign in Masafer Yatta town, where it demolished recently about 30 homes in Janba area.

In Nablus, the IOA notified citizens of its intention to raze their commercial stores in Beita town, south of the city.

Local sources told the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) that employees from the Israeli army's civil administration distributed demolition notices against 15 stores and structures in the town at the pretext they are located in an Israeli-controlled area.
9-2-2016 10:05 AM
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