On Monday, Israeli soldiers demolished a carwash facility in Hares village, west of Salfit, in the occupied West Bank’s central part.

Media sources said the soldiers invaded the western junction area of the village and demolished the structure.

They stated that the demolished carwash facility is owned by Bara’ Jawdat Aqel and added that the army also leveled and bulldozed its surrounding area.

The Israeli army claimed the facility, licensed by the Local Council in Hares, was not permitted by the “Civil Administration Office,” the administrative branch of Israel’s illegal occupation, because it is located in Area C of the West Bank.

The Oslo Accords, signed in 1993 between the Palestinian leadership and the Israeli government, divided the West Bank into three regions: ‘Area A’, theoretically under autonomous Palestinian control and consisting of 17.7% of the overall size of the West Bank; ‘Area B’, 21%, and under shared Israeli-PA control and ‘Area C’, the remainder of the West Bank, and under total Israeli control.

This arrangement was meant to be temporary, set to conclude in 1999 once the “final status negotiations” were concluded and a comprehensive peace accord was signed. Instead, it became the status quo ante.

On Monday morning, Israeli soldiers invaded the Al-Jiftlik Palestinian village north of Jericho in the northeastern West Bank and demolished an under-construction home.

In related news, Israeli soldiers invaded Furush Beit Dajan village, east of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank’s northern part, and demolished two Palestinian homes.