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Israel issues demolition notices in Beit Ummar

February 17, 2014 at 1:49 am

The Israeli occupation authorities have notified a number of Palestinians that their premises in the West Bank town of Beit Ummar, north of Hebron, are to be demolished.

The Beit Ummar spokesman for the Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements, Mohammed Awad, said that the Israeli army has given Khaled Gamal Abdel Aziz (Abu Sarah) and his brother Youssef a demolition notice for a marble workshop that has been there for more than 17 years next door to their fully-licensed home built in 1977.

A similar demolition notice was handed over at the grocery store belonging to Ibrahim Khader Abdul Mohsen Al-Alami in Hebron Road, Jerusalem. Mr. Al-Alami explained that the Israelis have been taking photographs of a number of facilities in the area with no explanation.

Meanwhile, the Israelis arrested Omar Mohammed Mahmoud Awad, 21 years old, the brother of the martyr Mahmoud Mohamed Awad who was killed in 2008. They took a number of photographs of the young man before taking him to an undisclosed destination. Israeli forces also burst into the house of Samir Ayesh Al-Khalil and arrested his son Bilal, 22.