Israeli authorities served stop-work orders on four houses that were recently renovated in the Shushahla area, in the town of al-Khader, south of the southern West Bank district of Bethlehem, said a local activist.

Ahmad Salah, coordinator of the Anti-Settlement Committee in the town, told WAFA a large military force accompanied by staff from the Israeli civil administration, stormed Shushahla area and handed residents stop-work orders against four houses.

The notices cited a lack of construction permit as a pretext.

Salah said the residents were verbally ordered to leave the area after 5:00 PM, on Sunday, or else face detention.

On Saturday, Israeli army forced the residents out of the four houses and used explosives to blow the doors off.

Israeli forces also notified to stop the construction of a house belonging to a Palestinian resident in the town of Beit Ummar, to the north of Hebron, occupied West Bank, again under the pretext of being built without a permit.

Mohammad Awad, a local media activist, said that resident Tha’er al-‘Alami received a notice ordering him to stop the construction work on his 150-square-meter house.

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