Israeli forces order demolition, stop of construction of structures in Salfit-district

Israeli forces today ordered the demolition and stop of construction of three structures in Deir Ballut town, west of the occupied West Bank city of Salfit, according to local sources.

They said that Israeli forces barged their way into the town, and handed a resident two orders; a demolition order against his workshop and a stop-construction order against his agricultural room.

The soldiers also handed another resident an order to halt the construction of his agricultural room in the western area of the town.

Israeli refuses to permit virtually any Palestinian construction in Area C, which constitutes 60 percent of the occupied West Bank and falls under full Israeli military rule, forcing residents to build without obtaining rarely-granted permits to provide shelters for their families.

In contrast, Israel much more easily gives over 800,000 Jewish Israeli settlers there building permits and provides them with roads, electricity, water and sewage systems that remain inaccessible to many neighboring Palestinians.

The ‘Civil Administration’ is the name Israel gives to the body administering its military occupation of the West Bank.

Soldiers in the oxymoronically named Civil Administration determine where Palestinians may live, where and when they may travel (including to other parts of the occupied territories like Gaza and East Jerusalem), whether they can build or expand homes on their own land, whether they own that land at all, whether an Israeli settler can takeover that land among others.

Source: Palestine news & Information Agency