The Israeli occupation is continuing its policy of displacement and Judaization in Palestine. Even widespread international condemnations have not stopped the demolitions, which the occupation authorities enact on a daily basis.
Most recently, the occupation army has presented demolition notices to 21 households and a mosque under construction, all in the northern sector of the occupied West Bank, said Palestinian official in charge of monitoring demolitions in the area, Ghassan Daghlas.
Daghlas has said that Israel is targeting an area east of Rajib town, with continuous provocations against Palestinian citizens. “There is an Israeli army outpost on the outskirts of the town, in addition to the Itamar settlement, the eastern side, hence the town not expanding”, said Daghlas.
He continued, “the occupation uses aerial imaging to follow the expansion of Palestinian towns, and then issues [demolition] notices to check any expansion”.
And, in a separate incident, local sources say that the occupying army stormed the town of Ruhjib, east of Nablus, and distributed demolition notices to a number of homes under construction in the areas of Khilat al-Dahak and al-Salajat, and another to a mosque, also under construction.
Thursday 17 June, in the Hebron governorate in the West Bank, the Israeli army demolished two Palestinian homes and gave notice to 12 other structures, including private homes.
The Geneva Council for Rights and Freedoms documented the demolition of 277 homes by the Israeli occupation forces – housing 1,034 citizens, including 531 minors – in the West Bank (including al-Quds) in 2020 alone.
Arab Organisation for Human Rights in the UK (AOHR UK) has continuously condemned Israel’s demolitions, calling on the European Union and the international community to act to stop repeated Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people.
AOHR UK has stated that the international reaction to the occupation’s crimes has been “weak”, constituting the main reason for their continuation.