Israel to Demolish Structures near Hebron

HEBRON, January 5, 2016 (WAFA) – Israeli army Tuesday delivered a notification to demolish two agricultural structures and to stop the construction work on a house in Beit Ummar, a town located to the north of Hebron, according to local sources.


Yousef Abu Maria, an anti-settlement activist in the town, told WAFA that an Israeli army force broke into Beit Zana and Feredes areas, just outside the town, and notified local Palestinians about a military order to demolish two private-owned animal barns.


Army also handed Saber Abu Maria, a local Palestinian, a military order to stop the construction work on his house, under the pretext of construction without a permit.

The force also seized a tractor in the area.


Issuance of construction permits for Palestinians living in Area C, which is under full Israeli administrative and military control, is strictly limited. This reality forces Palestinians residing in such areas to embark on construction without obtaining a permit; risking in the process the demolition of their homes.


Israeli authorities do not usually notify Palestinians of stop-construction orders and demolition orders in the first stages of construction, but wait until they have progressed before deciding to either demolish or halt the construction process.