Israeli Army Demolishes Structures near Hebron


HEBRON, September 1, 2014 (WAFA) – Israeli army on Monday demolished seven residential and agricultural structures in Kherbet al-Rahwa, a small village adjacent to the town of Dahiriya, located in the southern Hebron Governorate, according to local sources.

Murad Jabarin, of the Union of Agricultural Work Committees, said a large Israeli army unit, accompanied by heavy machinery, along with a staff from the Israeli Civil Administration, stormed the village and proceeded to demolish four residential structures, three animal barns, and three water cycles, under the pretext of being ‘built without a permit.’

“The occupation destroyed residents’ property in Rahwa and assaulted them during the demolition,” said Jabarin, adding that the demolished structures are the property of local residents of the village.

To be noted, Israeli army intensified their demolition of Palestinian private-owned houses in Hebron area during the recent months.

The Israeli authorities rarely issues construction permits for Palestinians living in Area C of the West Bank, under full Israeli civil and military control.

Source: WAFA