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Israel orders demolition of 6 Palestinian homes in Bethlehem

Palestinians watch the demolition of their home in Jordan Valley on 7 November 2017 [Nedal Eshtayah/Anadolu Agency]

Israeli occupation authorities yesterday issued judicial orders to demolish six Palestinian homes in the town of Al-Walja in the northwest of Bethlehem, Quds Press reported.

Ibrahim Awadallah, Palestinian activist from Al-Walja, said that Israeli occupation forces are to demolish the Palestinian homes under the pretext they are affiliate to the Jerusalem municipality and they had been given warnings previously.

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The activist said that the demolition orders were issued by the Jerusalem municipality, noting that the owners of the six homes were asked to refer to the municipality’s offices however the municipality does not serve them.

He also said that 80 homes have received demolition orders in Al-Walja, stressing that the Israeli occupation aims to evacuate this village Palestinians to make room for the expansion of the illegal Israeli Jewish settlement of Har Gilo.

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