Israeli troops handed out demolition orders to nine Palestinian homeowners in the village of Yatma in the northern West Bank.
Local sources announced that the Israeli Army came to Yalma telling the residents that their houses were built without the needed permission from the military command. Earlier this year the army ordered another 13 Yatma residents to demolish their homes for the same reason.

The village of Yatma is considered to be in area C of the West Bank. According to the Oslo Accords, the Palestinian Authority controls areas A and B, while area C is under the Israeli military control.

The director of the Settlement Watch Office in the West Bank, Ghassan Doghlas, condemned the Israeli military action and said it only helps settlers take over more Palestinian-owned lands.