Israel to Demolish House Sheltering 10 Palestinians

Israel to Demolish House Sheltering 10 Palestinians

Displaced Palestinian people pick through rubble at the site of a demolition in Wadi Sneysel, in the West Bank. (File photo via social media)

Israeli occupation forces issued on Monday a demolition order against a Palestinian house in the village of al-Tuwwana, in Masafer Yatta, in the south of the occupied West Bank, sheltering a family of 10 people.

Local sources were quoted by Wafa news agency as stating that Israeli soldiers raided the village and informed Mahmoud Abu Aram that his 65-square-meter house, where he lives with his family of 10, will be demolished.

The demolition threat was issued under the pretext of unlicensed construction.

Meanwhile, another resident of Al-Tuwwana was also ordered by the army to halt construction on his house under the same pretext.

Mohammad Rabei, head of al-Tuwwana village council, told WAFA that these orders aim to force Palestinians out of their lands, which they inherited from their parents and grandparents, in order to expand nearby illegal Israeli settlements built on seized Palestinian land.

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