The Palestine News Network (PNN) reported in the early morning that the Israeli bulldozers moved into Almkhrour area in Beit Jala near the West Bank city of Bethlehem and surrounded a restaurant and an old house that are located on the top of the hill and which both property of the Qasieh family.Eyewitnesses reported to the Palestine News Network (PNN) that more than ten bulldozers which were accompanied by israeli soldiers invaded the place and stayed there for several hours.
Israeli bulldozers began demolishing the restaurant at seven o’clock in the morning after two hours of invading the place; they were guarded by Israeli soldiers.
Witnesses also said that the israeli soldiers prevented palestinians to reach the area where they were demolishing by putting a temporary checkpoint.
It is said that the Almkhror is a mountainous area which is located to the west of the town of Beit Jala and it is the only outlet for the city after the Israeli occupation on most of the land. Moreover, Israeli soldiers are targeting the place because of its geographically importance, making it vulnerable to Israel.
The Israeli occupation authorities prevent landowners from building, digging wells or establishing walls in the area. A few weeks ago, They demolished and destroyed fifty cables that belongs to the Electricity Company of Jerusalem in addition to an old house.