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Israeli forces demolish Palestinian family’s home in S West Bank

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
A bulldozer demolishes Palestinian houses near the al-Arroub camp, on the outskirts of the West Bank town of al-Khalil (Hebron). (Photo by AFP)

Israeli forces have demolished a two-story building belonging to a Palestinian family near the city of al-Khalil (Hebron) in the south of the Tel Aviv-occupied West Bank.

The house that was torn down on Tuesday was located in the Sendas area that is located to the south of al-Khalil, the Palestinian Wafa news agency reported, citing eyewitnesses.

The incident saw a sizable military unit escorting a bulldozer into the area, where the heavy machinery razed the 150-square-meter building belonging to a local resident, named Mohammad al-Atrash.

“The demolished house is located adjacent to the settler-only bypass Road No. 60,” the agency added.

Just a day earlier, the regime’s forces had destroyed another house and 10 commercial structures in and around the holy occupied city of al-Quds.

The Israeli regime carries out such demolitions on an almost daily basis. It alleges that the targeted structures have been built without the required “permit.”

The Israeli regime occupied the West Bank and the Gaza Strip — territories the Palestinians want for a future state — during the Six-Day Arab-Israeli War in 1967. It later had to withdraw from Gaza, but began enforcing an all-out siege on the territory.

More than 600,000 Israelis live in over 230 settlements built since the 1967 occupation of the West Bank.

All the settlements are illegal under international law. The United Nations Security Council has condemned the settlement activities in several resolutions.


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