Israeli forces demolished an agricultural storehouse, a gas station, and several other industrial buildings in the Palestinian village of Hazma, north of Jerusalem, PNN claimed on Wednesday. Palestinian news wire Wafa quoted eyewitnesses saying that troops along with bulldozers demolished the structures after sealing off the area. The demolition, Israeli military claimed, was due to proximity to a military crossing and lack of suitable license.
According to local sources, the incident is not the first one of its kind, and the cleared land is now likely to be used for building a settlers-only road.
Bulldozers previously cleared three sections of land in the nearby Sheikh Anbar district, in the proximity of the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. Israeli officials claimed the land did not have a valid license.