Palestinian old man stands on rubble of his house demolished by Israeli bulldozers in Beit Dajan, May 2022. (Photo: ABNA24.com)
Israeli forces on Thursday demolished a Palestinian house and a water well in Farsh al-Hawa village, northwest of the occupied southern West Bank city of AlKhalil (Hebron).
Activist Samer Abu Eisha was quoted by WAFA news agency as saying that Israeli soldiers escorted a bulldozer to the area, where the heavy machinery tore down his 320-square-meter house and 500-cubic-meter water cistern, purportedly for being located in Area C.
Meanwhile, the gun-toting soldiers handed six villagers of the western part of Kafr ad-Dik town, west of Salfit, military notices, ordering them to stop the construction of their houses.
Israeli refuses to permit virtually any Palestinian construction in Area C, which constitutes 60 percent of the occupied West Bank and falls under full Israeli military rule, forcing residents to build without obtaining rarely-granted permits to provide shelters for their families.
In contrast, Israel much more easily gives over 800,000 Jewish Israeli settlers there building permits and provides them with roads, electricity, water and sewage systems that remain inaccessible to many neighboring Palestinians.