The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) demolished at dawn Monday several commercial facilities near the entrance of Hizma town, northeast of Jerusalem, on the pretext of unlicensed construction.
The IOF forces blocked the entrance of Hizma town and set up a checkpoint at the Martyr Ariba junction before bulldozers embarked on knocking down 18 nearby commercial structures and car repair shops.
The demolished facilities belonged to three local residents from the family of al-Khatib.
More than 100 Palestinian families were affected by the demolition process.
It is worth to mention, the demolitions were carried out without prior notice.
Since 1948, Israeli occupation demolished more than 500 Palestinian villages and towns.
In 2022, 950 Palestinian-owned houses were either demolished or destroyed in occupied West Bank and Jerusalem at the hands of the Israeli occupation forces. 2290 demolition orders were also issued during the same reported period.