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Israeli authorities demolish eight Palestinian properties northeast of Jerusalem

Jerusalem24 – Today, Wednesday, Israeli forces demolished 8 commercial facilities in the town of Hizma, northeast of Jerusalem.

Sources reported that the Israeli forces surrounded the area near the Hizma military checkpoint, and demolished commercial facilities belonging to the al-Khatib family.

Jerusalem lawyer Medhat Dhiba said that the Israeli Central Court in Jerusalem had rejected a petition submitted by the “Rajabim” settlement association to demolish these facilities in Hizma two months ago, but the occupation authorities again issued new demolition decisions and implemented them within 8 hours.

The “Rajabim” settlement association had submitted a petition to the Central Court of the occupation in Jerusalem, during the past months, to demolish 16 facilities in the town of Hizma belonging to the al-Khatib family, claiming that they are “located within the boundaries of the occupation municipality in Jerusalem.”

The town of Hizma, which is located in the center of the West Bank, and through which a road runs from the north to the south of the West Bank, is subjected to continuous violations by the Israeli occupation forces, by restricting and arresting its people, sabotaging and demolishing their properties and seizing their lands for the benefit of the settlements.

The village is surrounded by settlements on all sides. To the north, the settlement of “Geva Binyamin Adam” was established, and to the west the settlements of “Al-Nafi Ya’akov” and “Bizgat Ze’ev”, which extend to the southern border of the village, and on the east side is the settlement of “Anatut”, next to the apartheid wall. Which was established between 2004 and 2006, and seized thousands of dunams of Hizma lands.

Mohammad Hamayel

Ramallah based journalist, Mohammad graduated from Al-Quds University with a B.A. in Media and Television. He has covered the 2015 Jerusalem Intifada as well as the Great March of Return for international media outlets. currently an editor/presenter at Jerusalem24. A UN alumni and a follower of global events and politics, especially American affairs.

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