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Israeli military demolishes Palestinian structure near Nablus

2020 saw a spike in the demolition of Palestinian structures.

Jerusalem24 – The Israeli Military forces on Tuesday demolished a Palestinian structure at the entrance of the Palestinian town of Beita in the southern part of Nablus.

Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who follows settlement activity, stated that Israeli bulldozers arrived and began to demolish the barracks that belonged to a Palestinian citizen named Jamal Khader, from the village of Hawarrah. The demolition took place under the pretense of construction in Area C as well as not receiving a permit from the Israeli Civil Administration.

In a statement, Daghlas said “The Israeli occupation works to demolish all the obstacles that stand in its way to build a new road in the area, under false pretentions of security and construction in Area C. Even though all these areas are Palestinian territories and communities far from any settlement”. According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the period from March to August 2020 saw the demolition or confiscation of 389 Palestinian-owned structures in the West Bank, on average, 65 per month, the highest average demolition rate in four years.

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