Israeli forces, on Saturday, handed demolition notices to Palestinian owners of two buildings in Wadi al-Hummus area, northeast of Bethlehem city, in the southern West Bank, according to a local source.

Hasan Breijiyya, local director of the Apartheid Wall and Settlement Resistance Commission, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that occupation authorities ordered the demolition of two residential buildings, each consisting of two floors of 200 square meters, for being too close to the Israeli 700 kilometer long so-called ‘separation barrier’.

The Israeli authorities forced a young Palestinian in Nahf town, near Akka (Acre) in northern Israel, to demolish his home after appeals against the measure were rejected, the Palestinian Information Center reported.

Sources said the young man leveled his own home to avoid paying demolition costs to the Israeli municipality.