Demolition scene (File photo via AP)
Israeli forces demolished last week a tin-roofed structure in Wadi Muhaisen area, north of AlKhalil city, in the southern occupied West Bank, according to local sources.
Mohammad Awad, a media activist, said that Israeli soldiers and officers of the so-called Israeli Civil Administration escorted a bulldozer into the area, located between Halhul and Beit Ummar towns, where the heavy machinery tore down the stone-built structure, which belongs to Bassem Ajlouni, reducing it to rubble.
The structure covered an area of 170 square meters and was used by Bassem’s family, which comprises 20 members, for agricultural purposes.
Awad added that the so-called Civil Administration officers insisted on carrying out the demolition of the structure although the Ajlouni family presented the title deeds to their land and an Israeli court order allowing them to reside in the structure.
The “Civil Administration” is the name Israel gives to the body administering its military occupation of the West Bank.