Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Israel orders demolition of six Palestinian homes in Beit Awa town

Israel orders demolition of six Palestinian homes in Beit Awa town
 
AL-KHALIL, (PIC)-- The municipal council of Beit Awa town in Al-Khalil city said the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) delivered on Wednesday demolition orders against six houses in the town.
An official from the council told the Palestinian information center (PIC) that the IOF told six Palestinian owners that their homes would be demolished at the pretext they exist in an area under Israel's rule and near the segregation wall.
During the past few weeks, the IOF informed many Palestinians in Beit Awa and other nearby villages of their intention to raze their homes, claiming they were either built without license or in military zones.
In another incident, Haaretz newspaper reported that two Israeli military helicopters landed special forces last Monday morning in Jenba village, one of eight Palestinian villages south of Al-Khalil, which the Israeli war minister Ehud Barak had declared his intention to remove and turn them into zones for military drills.
According to the Palestinian natives in the village, the Israeli troops went on the rampage through the village, ransacked their homes and property and caused damage to some of their belongings and food supplies.