Israeli Forces Demolish Auto Repair Facility in Bethlehem Town

BETHLEHEM, May 7, 2015 (WAFA) – Israeli forces demolished Thursday afternoon an auto repair facility in al-Khader town to the southwest of Bethlehem, said a local activist.

Local Coordinator of the Anti-Wall and Settlement Committee Ahmad Salah told WAFA that an Israeli force, escorting a bulldozers, forced their way into Um Rukba neighborhood in the southern section of the town, where they proceeded to demolish an 80-square-meter structure used as an auto repair facility.

The targeted facility belonged to Jamal al-‘Abed.

To be noted, the demolition took place without any prior notice and al-‘Abed was not allowed to remove his equipments prior to the demolition.

According to the activist, al-‘Abed received a notice to demolish his facility six months ago and subsequently assigned a lawyer to file a petition at an Israeli court against the demolition notice. However, he didn’t receive any court notification whether his petition was accepted or rejected prior to the demolition.