Israeli Forces Demolish 6 Houses in Nablus and Tubas


NABLUS, August 20, 2014 (WAFA) – Israeli forces on Wednesday demolished four houses in the village of at-Tawil, a small village to the east of Nablus, and two other houses in the village of al-Aqaba to the east of Tubas in the northern West Bank, according to local sources.

Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activities in the West Bank, said an Israeli army force stormed the village of at-Tawil and demolished four old Palestinian-owned houses dating back to more than 100 years ago.

He added that while Israel usually tends to demolish houses made of tinplate, this time it demolished old houses owned by local villagers.

A few hours later, Israeli army stormed the village of al-Aqaba near Tubas and demolished two houses owned by local residents, according to Same Sadeq, head of al-Aqaba village council.

To be noted, the Israeli authorities rarely issues construction permits for Palestinians living in Area C, which falls under full Israeli military and civil control, forcing so many Palestinians to embark on building without a permit to shelter their families.


Source: WAFA