Israelis bulldoze Palestinian homes

Israeli soldiers stand guard as a bulldozer demolishes Palestinian houses in the city of Nablus on November 7, 2012.
Israeli soldiers stand guard as a bulldozer demolishes Palestinian houses in the city of Nablus on November 7, 2012.
Israeli forces have attacked and destroyed several Palestinian houses and structures in the occupied West Bank and East al-Quds, as the Tel Aviv regime continues expanding its illegal settlements.

On Tuesday, Israeli bulldozers destroyed three homes and uprooted trees in the East al-Quds neighborhood of Silwan.

Israeli forces also razed six residential structures belonging to the Al-Ka’abna Bedouin tribe, in Beit Hanina on Monday.

In Beit Dajan village, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, soldiers demolished two hothouses and four rooms.

The Palestinian homes and lands were demolished under the pretext of not having a building permit.

In June, Israeli forces raided the village of Faqeh near the city of Jericho in the Jordan Valley, destroying a number of houses. Nearly 50,000 Palestinians live in this part of the Jordan Valley that lies inside the West Bank.

This comes as the Israeli regime continues its illegal settlements.

On August 13, Tel Aviv announced that another 900 new illegal settlements would be constructed in Gilo in East al-Quds in addition to 1,200 settler homes approved by the regime a few days earlier.

More than half a million Israelis live in over 120 illegal settlements built since Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and East al-Quds.

The United Nations and most countries regard the Israeli settlements as illegal because the territories were captured by Israel in a war in 1967 and are hence subject to the Geneva Convention, which forbids construction on occupied lands.

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