Israel orders demolition of 30 Palestinian facilities in al-Quds village
Iran Press TV
Monday, 06 July 2020 5:51 PM
Israel has ordered the demolition of at least 30 Palestinian facilities in the village of Isawiya of Jerusalem al-Quds.
The 'Israeli Civil Administration' on Monday distributed evacuation and demolition notices to that end, the Palestinian Information Center reported.
Israeli municipality crews escorted by soldiers took photos of the targeted buildings, the report said.
Some of them are inhabited houses and others are still under construction.
Last month, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported a 250-percent increase in the number of structures targeted across the occupied territories. The UN, which recognizes Jerusalem al-Quds as an occupied territory, has urged Israel to halt the demolitions.
Israel has had the West Bank, including East Jerusalem al-Quds, under occupation since 1967.
International organizations and rights groups say Israeli demolitions are an attempt to uproot Palestinians from their native territory and confiscate more land for the expansion of illegal settlements.
About 600,000 Israelis live in over 230 illegal settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem al-Quds.
Israel confiscates more Palestinian land for road project
On June 30, Israeli authorities confiscated private Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank to build new roads for settlements.
The Israeli military started bulldozing vast tracts of land in the town of Huwara near the southern Palestinian city of Nablus.
Clashes also erupted between Israeli troops and Palestinians protesting against the move.
Palestinians want the West Bank as part of a future independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem al-Quds as its capital.
They are currently facing even greater repression as President Donald Trump of the United States has already given Israel the green light for land grab in his self-proclaimed 'deal of the century,' which was unveiled in January with the aim of re-drawing the Middle East map.
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