Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Israeli Forces Demolish 4 Houses, Uproot Electric Poles in Beit Jala

Palestine News & Info Agency - WAFA 
  BETHELEHEM, April 3, 2012 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Tuesday Stormed al-Makhrour area in Beit Jala city, north of Bethlehem, demolished four Palestinian houses, uprooted 52 electric poles and cut off electricity power to 12 houses, according to a local activist.

Mazen al-Azzah, from the Popular Committee against Settlements and the Apartheid Wall in Bethlehem, said that Israeli bulldozers protected by Israeli forces along with officers from the civil administration stormed the the area at dawn, demolished four houses and uprooted 52 electric poles at a distance of 2.5 kilometers, cutting off electricity power to 12 Palestinian houses in an attempt to force the residents to leave the area as a prelude to seize it.