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Israel to demolish 42 Palestinian homes in Hebron

Image of a Palestinian women in the midst of her broken home demolished by Israeli forces [file photo]
Image of a Palestinian women in the midst of her broken home demolished by Israeli forces [file photo]

Israeli occupation authorities started to demolish Palestinian homes and other facilities in the Palestinian village of Khan Al-Ahmar in the outskirts of the occupied West Bank city of Hebron yesterday, Arab48.com reported.

A couple of days earlier Israeli occupation authorities distributed demolition orders to 30 Palestinian facilities in the village, including the only school, water wells, solar panels, barracks and barns.

Anti-settlement activist Rateb Al-Jabour said the Israeli occupation forces put the orders on the ground near each facility and took pictures, giving their owners threes to evacuate.

Read: Israel demolishes Arab-Israeli’s home without notice

These 30 demolition orders came after 42 previous orders were issued last month.

Villagers appealed to the high court against the demolition orders three weeks ago and asked the judges to stop the demolition at least pending the competition of the procedures of the case, but the court did comply.

Israeli authorities had suggested villagers move to another area, but they refused and stressed that this is their historic land.

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  • Vinegar Hill

    Events such as these have got to be recorded and denounced at the ICC. The occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem is illegal and Netanyahu and his henchmen and henchwomen have got to be sent to the Hague. The sooner the better for all concerned.

  • jae

    This is sad. They seem to be doing nearly the same that was done to them in WWII!