Israeli soldiers demolished on Wednesday a Palestinian home in Al-Obaydiyya town, in the Bethlehem district. Local sources reported that several military jeeps, accompanied by a military bulldozer, invaded the town and demolished a home that belongs to resident Abdul-Majid Abu Zmeit.

Last week, Abu Zmeit received a order issued by the Israeli military informing him that his home will be demolished “as it is close to the bypass road, used by Israeli settlers in area C”.

Area “C” in the occupied West Bank is under full Israeli military control and subject to frequent Israeli violations including the illegal annexation of lands for settlements and settler bypass road, and for military purposes.

Israel repeatedly restricts the movement of the residents in area C by installing roadblocks; large parts of area C are also designated by the army as “military zones”.