Palestinian Structures Destroyed by Israeli Forces near Jerusalem

Israeli authorities, on Thursday, demolished two residential structures and an animal barn in the village of al-Sawahreh al-Sharqiya, southeast of occupied Jerusalem, according to WAFA correspondent.

Israeli forces reportedly stormed the village and demolished a residential structure and a barn belonging to one Palestinian resident, and then proceeded to demolish another shack and the foundation of a previously demolished home belonging to another village resident.

Younes Jafar, a local member of Sawahreh municipality, told WAFA that the goal of the Israeli authorities is to expand the nearby illegal colonies. According to the Palestinian Information Center the owners of the structures are Saleem Zahayka and Hasan Hadaleen respectively.

As per Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention

  • Individual or mass forcible transfers, as well as deportations of protected persons from occupied territory to the territory of the Occupying Power or to that of any other country, occupied or not, are prohibited, regardless of their motive.

(Source / 20.03.2020)

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