HEBRON, March 7, 2016 (WAFA) – Israeli authorities on Monday demolished a Palestinian-owned animal barn near the town of Halhoul, to the north of Hebron, under the pretext of construction without a permit, according to security sources.
The sources told WAFA that Israeli troops demolished an animal barn belonging to Abdul-Karim Mer’eb, a local Palestinian, after letting his sheep outdoors.
Issuance of construction permits for Palestinians living in Area C, under full Israeli administrative and military control, is strictly ed, forcing those living in such areas to embark on construction without obtaining a permit.
The village is located in Area C of the West Bank, under complete Israeli military control. Israel rarely issues construction permits to Palestinians in area C, forcing many to embark on construction without obtaining a permit.
Area C covers 60% of the West Bank, which was temporarily divided into three parts – A, B and C – under the 1995 Interim Agreement on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, signed by Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO).
Today nearly 300,000 Palestinians live in Area C, while nearly 360,000 Jewish settlers live in 135 settlements and 100 settlement outposts, which are illegal under international law.