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Arab home demolished

Thousands of Palestinian-owned homes in Israel are scheduled for demolition

Jerusalem24 –  Israeli authorities, today Sunday, demolished an Arab-owned house in the city of Lobunder the pretext that it was built without a permit, according to Arab 48 website. The house belongs to the Arab family of an-Naqib in the city, one of the indigenous Arab families that remained in the city following the Nakba (catastrophe) of 1948.Israeli authorities continue to demolish Arab establishments and homes in the 1948-occupied land despite a recent announcement on freezing the amendment of “Article 116 A” of the Israeli Planning and Construction Law.

Houses and structures in Israel’s Arab cities and towns are a frequent target for demolitions as the Israeli occupation authorities make it very difficult for Arab citizens to obtain building permits.

Currently, thousands of Palestinian-owned homes in Israel are scheduled for demolition, with many accusing the government of selectively carrying out demolitions in Israel’s Arab communities.

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