• April 14, 2010

IOF troops demolish three Palestinian homes

IOF troops demolish three Palestinian homes

BETHLEHEM,  Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Wednesday razed three Palestinian homes in the districts of Bethlehem and Salfit at the pretext of lack of construction permits, locals reported.

Eyewitnesses in Khadar village, south of Bethlehem, said that a big number of IOF soldiers stormed the village and encircled the home of Ali Mousa near the separation wall.

They added that they gave the landlord a short notice to get out his belongings before the bulldozers started to level it at the pretext that it was built in an area under Israeli security sovereignty.

The IOF soldiers had razed Mousa’s home before in a bid to force him leave the area near the wall.

IOF bulldozers leveled another building east of Bethlehem that was under construction.

Earlier on Wednesday, IOF soldiers destroyed a two-story building, which is also under construction, in Hares village, Salfit district, at the pretext that its owner did not own a construction permit.