On Wednesday, Israeli soldiers demolished a Palestinian home in occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

Media sources said the soldiers invaded the As-Sal’a neighborhood between Jabal Al-Mokabber and Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and demolished a home owned by Palestinians from the local Obeidat family.

They said the army claimed the home that provided shelter for five family members was built without a permit.

Trying to save their home, the family filed appeals with Israeli courts, but they were denied before the soldiers commenced the demolitions.

Furthermore, the soldiers demolished a 150 square meter barn owned by Tareq Ata Rabah in Beit Jala city, west of Bethlehem in the West Bank, for the second time since the year 2013.

In related news, the soldiers demolished two agricultural sheds, retaining walls east of Hebron in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and a commercial structure near Bethlehem.

In a report issued on May 19, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OCHA-OPT) revealed that “the Israeli authorities demolished, confiscated, or forced people to demolish 42 structures in East Jerusalem and Area C of the West Bank, including 17 homes, citing the lack of Israeli-issued building permits, which are almost impossible to obtain.”

It added that the demotions displaced 50 Palestinians, including 23 children, and affected the livelihoods of more than 600 others.