The Israeli occupation authorities on Sunday issued stop-work orders against three Palestinian houses under construction in al-Walaja village, north of Bethlehem.
Activist Ibrahim Awadallah said that the Israeli forces during the early morning hours stormed al-Walaja and handed three Palestinian families notices ordering them to stop the construction work in their houses for allegedly being unlicensed.
Awadallah told Quds Press that al-Walaja is targeted by an Israeli systematic plan aimed at pushing the village’s residents to leave the area by depriving them of their right to expand their buildings and obtain building permits.
In another context, the Israeli occupation forces on Sunday erected barbed wire along a bypass road in Tuqu’ town under the pretext of protecting Israeli settlers against stone-throwing attacks.
Furthermore, Israeli settlers, under the protection of the Israeli forces, bulldozed Palestinian lands in Khillat al-Nahla area in Bethlehem in preparation for the construction of a bypass road and new agricultural facilities for the settlers.
(Source / 21.10.2018)