Israeli Forces Demolish Four Houses in Beit Jala, Order Farmers to Evacuate Lands in Salfit

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PNN – Palestine News Network –  14.12.11 – 00:16

PNN -On Tuesday, Israeli forces accompanied by military vehicles and bulldozers raided the Bethlehem suburb of Beit Jala, razed agricultural lands and demolished four houses belonging to Palestinian citizens.

Israeli soldiers patrol the Palestinian village of al-Walajeh (Brendan Work, PNN).
Palestinian government news wire Wafa said that Israeli forces raided the area in the morning and started to demolish the homes of Jiries Zeidan, Yousef Salman Zumut, Khader Khaliliyeh and Abed Odeh. Israeli officers described the houses as being “old” and recently reconstructed in violation of Israeli permit regulations.
Palestinian citizen Elias al-Hodali told Wafa that Israeli soldiers had also raided the area on Monday and handed the citizens notices forbidding them from repairing their homes under the pretext that the lands were Israeli property.
Khader Khaliliyeh, one of the landowners, said that he was never warned of the demolition and that the house that the Israeli forces demolished was built years ago. He said he was using it as a storehouse for agricultural tools and stressed that the procedures were part of a bigger plan to deport Palestinians and control their lands.
Israeli authorities also handed evacuation notices to five farmers from Qarawah Bani Hassan, a village in Salfit governorate, and forbade them from planting their lands.
The head of the village council called on the PA to intervene. The farmers who have the ownership papers are Yousef Sa’id Mara’i, Nader Mustafa Mara’i, Sabir Mustafa Mara’i, Khader Isma’il Saloum Mara’i and Samih Ibrahim Assi.
The secretary of the village municipality, Hussam Assi, said that Israeli authorities gave the farmers ,who own hundreds of dunums, a 45-day period to take up the issue with Israeli courts.

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Watch Caught on Camera: Ethnic Cleansing

Israel’s Jerusalem municipality plans to build more than 50,000 (updated Dec 3, 2011: 85.000) new homes in the city’s occupied eastern sector over two decades:

  • 23,628 homes have already been approved, 20,263 in East Jerusalem and 3,365 in the west.
  • 13,824 are pending review, 12,819 in East Jerusalem and 1,005 in the west.
  • 23,266 housing units are still in planning stages, 19,281 in the east and 3,985 in the west.

Of these, the municipality plans:

  • 10,366 homes in northern East Jerusalem, including illegal Israeli settlement Pisgat Zeev and Palestinian town Beit Hanina.
  • 5,239 homes in southern East Jerusalem, including Gilo settlement and Palestinian district Beit Safafa.
  • 4,886 new units in central eastern Palestinian neighborhood of Silwan and Jerusalem’s Old City.

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Besides this, Israel approved plans to ethnic cleanse 57.000 bedouin from Palestine

Save yourself time. It is only about this : Ethnic Cleansing

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