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Israel settlers demolish five Palestine shops in Hebron Old City

April 19, 2023 at 9:23 pm

Israeli bulldozers backed by police forces tear down a shop belonging to a Palestinian family in the area of Harayik, Hebron, West Bank on August 25, 2021 [Mamoun Wazwaz/Anadolu Agency]

Israeli occupation settlers demolished, on Wednesday, five Palestinian shops in the Old City of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, Wafa news agency reported.

The demolition, witnesses said, was carried out with full protection of the Israeli Occupation Forces.

Director of Hebron Reconstruction Committee, Imad Hamdan, said that the five shops are located in the market area of the old city.

He said that this area has been completely closed and isolated by the Occupation Forces for more than 25 years, and Hebron residents and owners of the shops were prohibited from entering or accessing them.

Meanwhile, this area is completely open to the Israeli Jewish settlers, who demolished five of its shops in preparation for seizing the land and building settlement units on it.

At the same time, Israeli occupation authorities ordered to stop construction on three houses and two sheds in the town of Ni’lin, west of Ramallah.

Head of Ni’lin Municipal Council, Yusuf Khawaja, said the occupation authorities stormed the southern area of the town and delivered the orders to three house owners and two others received stop construction and work orders for their animal sheds.

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