Israel Orders Halt to Construction of Mosque, Removal of Residential Tent

22 Apr
5:58 AM

The Israeli military, on Monday, ordered a halt on the construction of a 2 story mosque, being built on an area of 250 square meters, in the Palestinian village of Kardala in the northern Jordan Valley, according to the head of Kardala village council..

Ghassan Fuqaha, told Palestinian WAFA news Agency that Israeli forces informed the village council that construction of the mosque, which consists of cement blocks, must be halted until May 4, claiming the building was built without a permit.

Israeli forces invaded the village of Twaneh, in Masafer Yatta in the southern occupied West Bank and ordered a local Palestinian resident to remove his residential tent, according to a local activist.

Activist, Fouad Imour, told WAFA that troops instructed Jamal Ribie to remove his tent, which is home for 6 people. The reason provided for removal was that the resident had not received prior permission from occupation authorities.

Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention states that; “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.”

Furthermore, the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights states in Article 17 that;

(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.

Image: International Solidarity Movement

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Ali Salam

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