BETHLEHEM, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation authorities (IOA) razed a Palestinian home in Khas village to the east of Bethlehem city on Thursday despite the fact that its owner had obtained a ruling against demolition.
Owner of the house Ahmed Al-Sabatin told Quds Press that IOA bulldozers destroyed his unfinished home, noting that it was built in area B that is supposedly under control of the Palestinian Authority.
He said that he obtained a court ruling from Beit El a few months ago to stop the demolition decision.
Sabatin said that he received a notification from the IOA seven months ago to stop building his house, adding that he headed to the civil administration and showed documents proving that he obtained a permit from the PA.
The IOA then decided to stop the demolition procedure and to discuss the matter until he was surprised on Thursday with IOA bulldozing his one story home that was still under construction, Sabatin said.