Israeli Forces Deliver Demolition Orders to Palestinian Family, Seize Mobile Home

21 May
12:46 AM

Israeli occupation forces handed Palestinian citizen, Jamal Rashayda, a demolition order, on Tuesday, for several structures in Ras al-Auja area in the Jordan Valley, the Palestinian Information Center reported.

Palestinian human rights workers said the forces gave no justification for the order to demolish the family’s tents and barns, north of Jericho.

Israeli troops, on Wednesday morning, confiscated a mobile home in Furush Beit Dajan village, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported.

Witnesses stated that Israeli soldiers in army vehicles entered the village, with no warning, and seized a mobile home belonging to Palestinian villager, Muhammad Hamed.

Israeli forces hand out demolition and stop work orders to Palestinian families as a matter of policy, using non-licensing as a common pretext.

This practice leads to forced displacement of the Palestinian population, leaving families without shelter.

Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention states;

“Individual or mass forcible transfers, as well as deportations of protected persons from occupied territory to the territory of the Occupying Power or to that of any other country, occupied or not, are prohibited, regardless of their motive.”

    According to Article 17 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights;

    (1) Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others.
    (2) No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property.

~ PIC, WAFA
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Ali Salam

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