Israeli occupation demolishes mosque in Hebron in occupied West Bank

Hebron (QNN)- Israeli occupation forces on Wednesday demolished a mosque in the Bedouin community of Azwadeen, east of Yatta city, south of Hebron in the occupied West Bank , according to a local sorces.

Coordinator of the Protection and Steadfastness Committees, Fuad al-‘Amour, told WAFA that Israeli forces escorted bulldozers into Khirbet Umm Qassa in the Bedouin community of Azwadeen, in what is called the Eastern Slope, where the heavy machineries tore down the mosque, reducing it to rubble.

The demolition was carried out less than two weeks after forces posted demolition notices against the mosque and a local school, which serves 50 students from three marginalized communities, citing unpermitted construction as a pretext.

Israeli occupation constantly demolishes structures built by Palestinians in Area C, including the Jordan Valley, claiming they were built without a permit, rarely, if ever, issued for Palestinians. It does not allow any development there while using the occupied land for its illegal settlement activity.

Area C makes up more than 60 percent of the area of the occupied West Bank

(Source / 27.01.2021)

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