Israel Blocks construction of 22 Palestinian Houses in Nablus

Israel Blocks construction of 22 Palestinian Houses in Nablus

An Israeli soldier and border guard stand by as an Israeli excavator demolishes a Palestinian house in the West Bank on March 8, 2021. (HAZEM BADER/AFP via Getty Images)

The Israeli occupation authorities on Monday imposed stop-construction orders against 22 Palestinian houses in Qusra village, southeast of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank.

Deputy head of the village council, Imad Jamil, was quoted by WAFA news agency as stating that Israeli forces delivered stop-construction orders against 22 houses besides to a demolition order against an agricultural shed in the village.

The “Civil Administration” is the name Israel gives to the body administering its military occupation of the West Bank.

Soldiers in the oxymoronically named Civil Administration determine where Palestinians may live, where and when they may travel (including to other parts of the occupied territories like Gaza and East Jerusalem), whether they can build or expand homes on their own land, whether they own that land at all, whether an Israeli settler can takeover that land among others.

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