Israeli occupation authorities issued, on Wednesday, a demolition order targeting a Palestinian-owned home in Kisan village, east of Bethlehem in the southern occupied West Bank, a local official revealed.

Anwar Ghazal, the Deputy Head of the Kisan village Council told the Palestinian News & Information Agency (WAFA) that the military handed a Palestinian citizen a demolition order against his family home in the village under the pretext of building without a license.

The demolition order was issued against the 140-square-meter home which will render the family of 5 homeless, two years after the army demolished two homes belonging to the same family.

The Israeli occupation frequently imposes demolition orders against Palestinian families, forcing them to be displaced, in contravention of Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, which 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.”

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