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Israel hands 13 demolition, stop work orders to Palestinians

Israeli bulldozers backed by police forces tear down a Palestinian house in Silwan town in East Jerusalem, on August 10, 2021 [Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency]
Israeli bulldozers backed by police forces tear down a Palestinian house in Silwan town in East Jerusalem, on August 10, 2021 [Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency]

The Israeli occupation army yesterday delivered demolition and stop-work orders against 13 homes and structures in western Ramallah, the Palestinian Information Centre reported.

According to the municipality of Ni'lin town, Israeli forces stormed the town and put up notices informing local residents of its intention to demolish a number of homes, fences, and agricultural wells. Some of the demolitions will be carried out within 96 hours.

The municipality said that it would make efforts to stop the demolitions.

The Israeli occupation authority also forced a Jerusalemite citizen to demolish his own house in the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Ras Al-Amud (Damascus Gate).

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Abdul-Rahman Barqan said that the Israeli municipality in occupied Jerusalem forced his brother to demolish a two-story house which was under construction after threatening to make him pay for its demolition by authorities.

The Israeli occupation army today also ordered Palestinian citizen Mahmoud Ali to stop all construction works on his land in the Abu Sud area in the town of Al-Khader, south of Bethlehem.

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