Israeli Forces Demolish 2 Homes in Jerusalem, 8 Structures near Ramallah

Two Palestinian-owned homes were demolished Monday night and Tuesday morning, in occupied East Jerusalem under the pretext of construction without a permit, according to the Palestinian WAFA News Agency.

In Silwan neighborhood, in East Jerusalem, the Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem knocked down a house owned by Khaled al-Khales, witnesses said.

Occupation forces sealed off the area before proceeding to knock down the one-story home using manual tools due to its location in a confined area.

In Sur Baher neighborhood, also in East Jerusalem, Mohammad Amira was forced to demolish his own home to avoid the heavy fines for the West Jerusalem municipality to demolish it.

Israeli forces demolished eight makeshift structures, on Tuesday in the Bedouin community of Wadi al-Seeq, northeast of Ramallah district in the central West Bank, local sources reported.

Sources said a large force of the Israeli army escorted a bulldozer into the Bedouin community, where the heavy machinery destroyed the structures belonging to three members of the Ka‘abneh clan, seizing their contents, and displacing their occupants.

Israeli forces delivered demolition orders to two Palestinian-owned homes in al-Maniya village, northeast of Bethlehem, in the southern West Bank, according to a municipal source.

Head of al-Maniya village council, Zeyad Kawazba, told WAFA that Israeli soldiers stormed the village and handed military orders to demolish two homes purportedly for being built without Israeli licenses.

The two homes, are currently inhabited by and owned by Yousef Jabbarin, and his brother, Shadi.

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Israeli occupation authorities demolished eight barracks in the village of Wadi al Siq, located east of Ramallah, this morning.

According to OCHA data, thus far this year, Israeli forces have demolished over 450 structures, including 72 donor-funded structures. These demolitions have an acute impact not only on the families displaced or affected by the loss of a barn or store, but also have effects that ripple through entire communities. For 101 families that have been displaced this year alone, OCHA data records another 368 families affected in another way.

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This morning Israeli forces demolished the home of Khaled Muhammad al Khalis in the Ein al Lozeh neighborhood of Silwan, East Jerusalem. This is the same neighborhood where, six days ago, we reported that Israeli forces patrolled and raided homes, taking photos as they did so.

These acts of violence and harassment are not the ubiquitous experience of all Jerusalem residents, Jewish and Muslim or Christian alike—rather, they are the ubiquitous experience of Palestinians living under Israeli rule. The police in East Jerusalem have the same function as the military across areas C: for them, as it is under all settler regimes, upholding law and order means furthering settler-colonialism, not equity and justice.

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(Source / 26.08.2020)

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