Israel demolishes 8 Palestinian structures in West Bank, Jerusalem

Israeli occupation forces demolished eight Palestinian structures in occupied Jerusalem, the Jordan Valley, Nablus and Bethlehem yesterday. The demolitions in the Jordan Valley included two homes and a barn used for livestock breeding. According to the head of the Al-Jiftlik Village Council, Ahmed Ghawanmeh, they were demolished under the pretext of unlicensed construction in an area under complete Israeli control. Ghawanmeh told Quds Press that the demolition of Palestinian properties which took place in Al-Jiftlik yesterday is part of Israel’s targeting of the area, noting “the occupation hinders the procedure to obtain construction permits for Palestinians. It charges extortionate amounts of money, making it impossible for Palestinians to complete the procedures.” Ghawanmeh also said that the occupation sometimes demolishes establishments … Continue reading Israel demolishes 8 Palestinian structures in West Bank, Jerusalem