Demolition scene (File photo)
Israeli forces delivered demolition orders against a number of Palestinian structures in the village of Jawaya, near AlKhalil, according to local sources.
Coordinator of the Popular anti-Wall and Settlement Committees in Southern AlKhalil, Rateb Jbour, was quoted by WAFA news agency as stating that Israeli forces barged their way into the village and handed six villagers orders to demolish their property.
Among the property slated for demolition are three houses, including a two-story house, an agricultural room, a shed, and four rainwater collection wells.
The soldiers also delivered demolition orders against five Palestinian houses near Yatta city, a step that would displace three families comprising some 40 members.
Israel demolishes Palestinian houses and structures almost on a daily basis as a means to achieve “demographic control” of the occupied territories, a practice described by Palestinians and human rights activists as a form of ethnic cleansing.