Israeli Forces Demolish Palestinian House in Hebron Town

HEBRON, February 24, 2015 (WAFA) – Israeli forces demolished Tuesday morning a Palestinian house under construction at al-‘Uddeisa locality in Sa‘ir town to the northeast of Hebron, said security sources.

Accompanied by the so-called Zoning and Construction Committee and the Civil Administration officers and bulldozers, large Israeli troops stormed Sa‘ir and cordoned off a house under construction to demolish it for allegedly being built without a construction permit.

The house occupied an area of approximately 170 meter square and belongs to Nasr Jaradat.

Meanwhile, a Palestinian sustained wounds Monday evening after being run over by a settler’s vehicle along the route of the apartheid wall in al-Burj area, south of the city.

Hasan Badran, 21, sustained moderate wounds as a result of the hit-and-run attack.

In the meantime, soldiers set up roadblocks at the entrances of Halhul, Sa‘ir and al-Fawwar refugee camp, where they stopped and inspected vehicles with Palestinian registration plates and examined passengers’ identity cards.

Despite filing applications, Palestinians in the West Bank, especially East Jerusalem, are rarely granted construction permits by Israeli occupation authorities, which is frequently utilized as a pretext for demolishing Palestinian houses.