On Wednesday, August 9, 2023, the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) demolished a number of homes and facilities in the Al-Baqaan neighborhood in Anata town, east of Occupied Jerusalem.
The military bulldozers stormed the town early today, escorted by a large number of Israeli forces, and started demolishing the Palestinian-owned facilities.
The demolished facilities include a two-story house, a residential building consisting of two floors, a car park, a garage, and a car wash.
Palestinian occupied territories are subjected to a systematic Israeli policy to displace Palestinian 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 Israeli 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.