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Report: Israel demolished, sealed 48 homes of resistance fighters

June 22, 2018 at 10:52 am

An Israeli excavator demolishes a Palestinian building on 1 May 2018 [Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency]

Israeli occupation authorities have demolished and sealed 48 houses belonging to Palestinians under the pretext that one of their residents carried out attacks against Israeli targets, a new report revealed.

The Abdullah Al-Hourani Centre for Studies and Documentation said in a report yesterday that occupation forces demolished 43 houses on charges that one of their residents had carried out resistance operations against Israeli targets and sealed five houses with reinforced concrete.

According to the report, Israeli occupation forces demolished three houses which belonged to the Jarrar family south of Jenin while trying to locate Ahmed Nasr Jarrar who was later killed by their military.

The centre’s Director Suleiman Al-Waari said the occupation’s actions were part of the practice of collective punishment which Israel uses to try and deter Palestinians who want to stand up to its brutal occupation.

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