Israeli soldiers invaded, Sunday, Nahhalin town, west of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and handed orders for halting the construction of three Palestinian homes.

Hani Fannoun, the deputy mayor of Nahhalin, said the army targeted the under-construction 80 square/meter home of Ali Abdul-Hafeth Shakarna, the 120 square/meter home of Yousef Abdul-Rahman Fannoun, and the 90 square/meter home of Bassel Hussein Shakarna.

The army said the three homes were built without a permit from the Civil Administration office, run by the army in the occupied West Bank.

Fannoun said Israel is escalating its violations against the Palestinians in the area, by constant invasions, abductions, destruction of property, in addition to orders forbidding the Palestinians from building on their own lands.

He added that the violations are part of Israel’s seriously increasing attempts to illegally confiscate Palestinian lands, in addition to the demolition of homes and property to build and expand its colonies, illegally built in direct violation of International Law and the Fourth Geneva Convention.