Local sources have reported that the Hamas security forces in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, demolished several homes, Sunday, and intends to demolish more homes under the claim that they were built without permits.The sources that clashes took place between a number of residents and the security forces leading to several injuries.

During an interview with al-Jazeera, one of the residents said his construction is legal and showed papers proving ownership of the property.

Hamas said that the buildings were built on government lands and that he intends to build a charitable religious structure.