Israeli bulldozers demolished on Monday, in the early morning, three houses dating back hundreds of years in the village of Kherbet al-Tawel, in southern Nablus, of the northern occupied West Bank.According to Al Ray, a PA official who monitors settlement activity in the West Bank, Mr. Ghassan Daghlas, said in a statement that this is not the first time that Israeli forces have demolished old houses in the same area.

Khirbet al-Tawil, with most of its land confiscated by the encroaching settlements, was demolished eight times before. The locale is under constant attacks by Israeli settlers and the Israeli army, some including house demolitions, seizure of land for the benefit of illegal settlements, as well as destruction of property.

Hamza Dayriyya, a member of the committee against settlements in Aqraba village, said, according to WAFA, that forces bulldozed the main road leading to the village and public utilities infrastructure and prevented locals from accessing the village, declaring it a closed military zone.

The Israeli occupation continues its violations and attacks against Palestinians citizens in the villages of the occupied West Bank, daily, in order to further disenfranchise and displace them.

Over 500,000 Israeli settlers now occupy the West Bank, in direct violation of international law, while Palestinians now make up the largest refugee population in the entire world.