Israeli soldiers handed residents of Borqa village, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, military orders informing them that the army intends to demolish their homes under the pretext that they are built in “Area C”. The army claimed that the two homes and a blacksmith workshop are not located in areas under the civil “control” of the Palestinian Authority, and that they violate Israeli regulations.
The buildings in question belong to residents Jamal Saif, Mahmoud Hamed Hajji, and Hilal Hajji. They were built many years ago and are located west of the village.
The residents previously obtained construction permits, but due to Israeli regulations and restrictions on construction in the area, Israel refused to grant licenses to internal modifications to the buildings.