Israeli forces demolish Palestinian structures in Hebron

Israeli forces Wednesday morning demolished an agricultural room and a water well close to al-Fhas area, south of the occupied West Bank city of Hebron, local sources said.

The sources confirmed that Israeli forces escorted a bulldozer to Wadi al- ‘Aawar, located close to al-Fahs area, classified as Area C, where the heavy machinery tore down an agricultural room and a rainwater collection well belonging to Faraj Ghaith.

Israel denies planning permits for Palestinians to build on their own land or to extend existing houses to accommodate natural growth, particularly in Jerusalem and Area C, which constitutes 60 percent of the occupied West Bank and falls under full Israeli military rule, forcing residents to build without obtaining rarely-granted permits to provide shelters for their families.

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In contrast, Israel argues that building within existing colonial settlements is necessary to accommodate the “natural growth” of settlers. Therefore, it much more easily gives the estimated 550,000 Jewish Israeli settlers there building permits and provides them with roads, electricity, water and sewage systems that remain inaccessible to many neighboring Palestinians.

(Source / 02.09.2020)

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