On Wednesday, Israeli soldiers invaded Jalboun village, northeast of Jenin in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, demolished two homes, and injured several Palestinians, including the head of the Village Council.
Ibrahim Abu Ar-Rob, the head of Jalboun Village Council, told the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) that several army vehicles, including two bulldozers, invaded the village and demolished two homes owned by Khaled Jamal Abu Ar-Rob and Amir Mohammad Abu Saif.
Ibrahim added that Khaled’s home was a two-story, 200-square-meter under-construction building, while Amir’s home was 120 square meters, inhabited by five family members.
Although the Village Council licensed the homes, the army claimed the constructions were not permitted by the Civil Administration Office, the administrative branch of the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine.
Ibrahim said the army demolished the two homes, built on lands the Palestinians privately own, due to their proximity to the illegal Annexation Wall, separating the Palestinians from their lands.
The demolitions led to protests before the soldiers fired gas bombs and concussion grenades, causing several injuries; one of the wounded was the head of Jalboun Village Council, who was shot with a gas bomb in the head, before Palestinian medics rushed him to a hospital for treatment.
Also Wednesday, Israeli occupation soldiers invaded the Al-Walaja village northwest of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank, and demolished two Palestinian homes.