On Monday, August 21, 2023, the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) demolished four Palestinian-owned homes and notified four others of their demolition in Al-Dyouk Al-Tahta village, west of Jericho.
The IOF troops stormed the village, accompanied by more than 15 military vehicles and four bulldozers, and demolished four houses, one of which was under construction and had allegedly been built without a permit.
The demolished houses are built on 130 and 150 square meters, and owned by Mahmoud Ali Tannous, Shafiq Rawag, and two other Jerusalemite citizens.
The Israeli forces also ordered the demolition of four other houses belonging to the two brothers Muhammad and Fadi Daher, and the two brothers Asaad and Muhammad Ali.
The IOF took measurements of one of the notified houses as a prelude to its demolition.
The Al-Dyouk Al-Tahta village is exposed to a systematic Israeli policy to displace its residents in favor of settlement expansion.
In 2022, the Israeli authorities granted construction permits to 12,934 settlement units in the West Bank, including Occupied Jerusalem, and demolished 318 Palestinian homes and 583 facilities.
The occupation’s demolition policy represents a flagrant violation of international law and the human right to housing, which is considered one of the most basic human rights.