On Tuesday, Israeli soldiers demolished a car salvage facility in Dyouk At-Tahta village near Jericho, in the northeastern West Bank.
Shafiq Rawwa’, the facility’s owner, said several army jeeps and a bulldozer invaded the village and demolished the facility with about 100 salvaged cars on approximately four Dunams of land in the Steih area.
He added that the army told him they demolished the property because it is in Area C of the occupied West Bank, under full Israeli control.
Area C constitutes 60% of occupied West Bank lands under Israeli control, according to the Oslo Agreement signed in 1993 between the Palestinian Liberation Organization and the Israeli occupation.
Israeli occupation authorities gave 1% of Palestinians a license to build on Area C of the occupied West Bank from 2016 to 2018.
Area C constitutes 60% of occupied West Bank lands that fall under Israeli control, according to the Oslo Agreement signed in 1993 between the Palestinian Liberation Organization and the Israeli occupation.
The Oslo Accords that began to be signed in 1993 created Areas A, B, and C in 1995, with the Palestinian Authority (PA) holding control over Area A, while Israel and the PA split control of Area B. Though the PA is, in theory, responsible for civil life in Area C, including education and health, Israeli authorities have full control over security and administration, including planning and development.
This situation was meant to be temporary. Under Oslo, all areas were to be fully allocated to the Palestinians by 1998, but this agreement never materialized, and Israel remains occupied the entire West Bank.