Israel Demolishes Palestinian House in occupied territories

Israel Demolishes Palestinian House in occupied territories

Israeli excavators demolish a Palestinian building in Issawiya, East Jerusalem on 15 August 2019 [Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency]

Israeli occupation authorities demolished on Sunday a Palestinian house in the city of Lob, in the 1948-occupied land (present-day Israel), under the pretext that it was built without a permit.

 According to Arab 48 website, the house belongs to the Palestinian 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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