The Israeli occupation continues its policy of the forced displacement of Palestinians and the Judaization of their lands.
International condemnation of Israel’s near-daily demolitions of Palestinians’ homes has thus far proven ineffective.
Today, Wednesday 18 January, occupation forces demolished two homes in the Jericho Governorate, in the east of the occupied West Bank, under the pretext of the owners’ “building without a permit.”
An Israeli force including military bulldozers raided the village of al-Jiftlik and demolished the two homes.
The homes belonged to Palestinian citizens Ahmed Abu Falah and Saud Al-Kaabneh.
The two homes were located in the Israeli-controlled Area C, which constitutes approximately 60 percent of the occupied West Bank.
Occupation authorities prohibit all construction and land reclamation in Area C without permits, the obtaining of which is near-impossible for Palestinians.
In 2022 alone, Israeli authorities permitted the construction of 12, 934 settlement units in the West Bank including the city of Jerusalem (or al-Quds as it is known in Arabic). It demolished 318 Palestinian homes and 583 other buildings.
Since the establishment of Israel in 1948, occupation forces have pursued a systematic policy of the destruction of Palestinian homes. Since the Palestinian Nakba, or ‘catastrophe’, Israeli forces have destroyed more than 500 Palestinian villages and towns.