The Israeli army leveled two Palestinian houses located in the Iskarba area, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Thursday.

The houses are located on lands belonging to Mohamed Odah and Taysser Odah nearby the illegal Israeli settlement block of Kfar Atzion.

Soldiers also handed over demolition orders to several other residents who have houses in the area. The land owners said that they built their homes there to prevent settlers from taking their lands, even if they were subjected to daily harassment by both the Israeli army and settlers.