Published: 2023-01-22 12:26
Last Updated: 2023-02-03 19:04
Sunday, Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) demolished two Palestinian-owned residential structures in the village of Artas near Bethlehem, according to local sources.
The mayor of the village Lutfi Asaad told WAFA that the IOF broke into an area on the outskirts of the village with heavy machinery and demolished two residential "shacks."
Ismail Salah, a local resident, used these shacks as a shelter for himself and his family after the IOF demolished his home several months ago.
The new far-right Israeli Occupation government has pledged to prevent Palestinian construction in Area C of the West Bank, under full Israeli occupation control, and to demolish what is being built there.
The Israeli Occupation authorities refuse to grant permits to virtually any Palestinian construction in Area C, which constitutes 60 percent of the occupied West Bank and falls under full IOF rule.
This forced Palestinians to build without obtaining rarely-granted permits to provide shelters for their families.