Israel’s demolitions of Palestinian property are an impediment toward the two-state solution. (File photo)
The Israeli occupation authorities on Monday notified eight Palestinian families in Duma village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, that the homes they built in their village are going to be demolished, according to a local activist.
Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors Israeli settlement activities in the north of the West Bank, told WAFA news agency that five of the homes are owned by members of the Dawabshe family, two of them already inhabited, and the others are either completed and not yet inhabited or still in the construction stage.
While most of Duma village is designated, as per the 1994 Palestinian-Israeli Oslo Accord,s as Area B, which is under Palestinian administration and Israeli security control, some areas where the village wants to expand to accommodate its rising population are designated as Area C, which is under full Israeli military rule and where Palestinians are not allowed to build or develop without Israeli permission, which is never obtained.