Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:0PM
Israeli forces demolish a Palestinian house in the occupied West Bank. (File photo)
Israeli forces demolish a Palestinian house in the occupied West Bank. (File photo)

Israeli forces have demolished a Palestinian house and barn in the south of occupied West Bank as the Zionist regime continues its violence against Palestinians.

Israeli bulldozers accompanied by several military vehicles moved into the area of Khirbet al-Ras in the west of Idhna town on Thursday, destroying a house and a mobile home belonging to a Palestinian civilian named Ahmad Jamal al-Jiyawi, the Palestinian non-governmental Ma’an News Agency reported.

Israeli military also demolished a large barn belonging to another civilian named Mahmoud Musallam Abu Ijeheisha in Wadi Rishe, also located in the western area of the town, local sources said.

On Wednesday evening, Israeli troops and intelligence officers ransacked several houses and commercial stores in the Old City of al-Quds (Jerusalem) and detained three young Palestinians, locals said.

The United Nations has slammed Israel’s destruction of Palestinian homes in the occupied West Bank and East al-Quds as illegal and unfair, after a series of demolitions last week left dozens of Palestinians - mostly children - homeless.

Last year, Israel carried out a record number of home demolitions in parts of the West Bank, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

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