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Israeli forces demolish Palestinian facilities in West Bank

An Israeli bulldozer demolishes a Palestinian house [Wisam Hashlamoun/Apa Images]
An Israeli bulldozer demolishes a Palestinian house [Wisam Hashlamoun/Apa Images]

Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) demolished and razed on Wednesday Palestinian facilities east of the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, Quds Press reported, quoting a local source.

The source explained a number of the occupation forces’ bulldozers stormed Khalayl Al-Louz area east of Bethlehem, razing nearby agricultural lands and facilities, as well as demolishing retaining walls.

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The occupation forces also demolished a Palestinian house that was under construction in the Khillet Al-Nahleh area southeast of Bethlehem. The house, which was claimed by the Israeli authorities to have been built without a permit, is owned by the local resident Nabhan Nasrallah.

According to the source, the house is located in the West Bank’s C area, referring to the Oslo I Accord signed between the Israeli government and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in Washington in 1993.

Area C represents 61 per cent of the occupied West Bank and is fully controlled by the Israeli forces, which makes obliges the Palestinians to seek formal approval from the occupation authorities before implementing any projects.

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