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Israel carries out 3 large-scale demolitions in the West Bank

Israeli forces carried out three large-scale demolitions in different areas of the occupied West Bank.

August 5, 2021 at 1:21 pm

An Israeli soldier and border guard stand by as an excavator demolishes a Palestinian house in the West Bank on 8 March 2021 [HAZEM BADER/AFP/Getty Images]

Israeli forces yesterday carried out three large-scale demolitions in different areas of the occupied West Bank.

The head of the Palestinian Committee Against the Wall and Settlements in Bethlehem, Hassan Breija, said an Israeli army bulldozer demolished five agricultural structures in the Shaab Sultan area in the town of Wadi Rahal, south of the governorate.

According to Breija, the farmers used the structures to rest while working on the land, or to spend holidays with their families.

The Israeli forces also demolished ten shops and razed a plot of land near the occupied city of Jerusalem, under the pretext that it was built within the Jerusalem municipality boundaries.

Abdullah Salah Al-Din, head of administrative affairs in the municipality of Hizma, said the Israeli forces stormed the town in the middle of the night and began demolishing the buildings for a period of eight hours.

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Salah El-Din added that the Israeli army has demolished ten shops, and razed a land plot containing building materials for sale worth about $100,000.

Israeli occupation forces also demolished facilities belonging to five Palestinian families, in the northern Jordan Valley.

The Director of the Committee against the Wall and Settlement in Tubas, Moataz Bisharat, said the demolished facilities which are located in Khirbet Ibziq, in the northern Jordan Valley included homes, sheep pens, water tanks and solar cells for energy production, noting that the Israeli forces also confiscated agricultural tractors and privately owned cars.