The spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry has denounced the demolition of six Palestinian houses in the occupied West Bank, stressing that the apartheid Tel Aviv regime cannot escape its grim fate by pressing ahead with barbaric activities.
“The destruction of six Palestinian residential structures east of Ariha by the Zionist army's bulldozers on Wednesday, July 27, represents a daily practice of the occupiers that includes destruction, shooting, massacre, violence, suppression, arrest of minors, destruction of agricultural lands, chopping down trees, etc.,” Nasser Kana’ani wrote in a post published on his Twitter page on Thursday.
إلا أن استمرار هذه الهمجية، التي تحدث في ظل الدعم غير المشروط من الولايات المتحدة، لن يغير المصير الحتمي لكيان الأبارتايد الصهيوني. pic.twitter.com/cf6vKAJiKY— Nasser Kanaani (@IRIMFA_SPOX) July 28, 2022
He added, “Of course, the continuation of such barbarism, which takes place under the unconditional support of the United States, will not change the doomed fate of the Zionist apartheid regime.”
Israeli forces razed down six Palestinian houses east of Ariha on Wednesday, in what rights advocates condemn as the regime’s policy of dispossession and ethnic cleansing of Palestinians.
The regime’s forces raided the region and flattened six residential buildings with bulldozers, Palestinian media reported.
The development came a day after Israeli military bulldozers demolished two houses belonging to Palestinian inmates, Yusef Aasi and Yehya Miri, whom the regime has accused of killing a settler in the West Bank village of Qarawat Bani Hasan back in April.
Also on Tuesday, Israeli forces bulldozed a café in the north of the occupied territories and flattened a home that was under construction in a village southwest of the city of Jenin.
The United Nations’ Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a report recently that Israeli authorities had demolished more than 50 Palestinian-owned structures across the occupied territories in a time span of two weeks.
Israel routinely demolishes Palestinian houses in the West Bank and East al-Quds, claiming the structures have been built without permits, which are almost impossible to obtain. The regime also sometimes orders Palestinian owners to demolish their own houses or pay the demolition costs instead.
In May 2021, Israel's land grab in the West Bank sparked a war between the military and the Palestinian resistance groups in the Gaza Strip. The conflict lasted 11 days. Israel’s relentless bombardment of Gaza killed over 250 Palestinians, including 66 children.
More than 600,000 Israelis live in over 230 settlements built since the 1967 Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and al-Quds.
All Israeli settlements are illegal under international law. The United Nations Security Council has condemned Israel’s settlement activities in the occupied territories in several resolutions. Palestinians want the West Bank as part of a future independent state with East al-Quds as its capital.