OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Tuesday handed the Palestinian residents of Fahidat neighborhood to the east of Anata town, northeast of occupied Jerusalem, demolition orders against their homes and structures at the pretext of unlicensed construction.
One of the residents reported that the IOF stormed the neighborhood and delivered demolition notices against 13 apartments and 10 rooms used for livestock and poultry.
He noted that the entire neighborhood, which is located on an area of 50 dunums, belongs to Fahidat clan and there are about 60 citizens residing in it.
The resident said the Israeli army wants to remove the neighborhood completely at the pretext it is located near the segregation wall and one of their military bases.
The resident added that the Israeli army also photographed all buildings and structures and gave the clan until the seventh of next February to file a legal objection against its decision.
In another incident, the IOF also handed on the same days other demolition orders against agricultural structures owned by three Palestinian farmers in the Jordan Valley area and gave them until 20 February to evacuate them.
Aref Daraghmeh, head of the Bedouin council, stated in a press release that the demolition orders were against one agricultural room extending over 240 meters of land and two fish hatchery pools, and all of them were built by international aid organizations.