Demolition order (archive image)

The Israeli army, on Tuesday, notified a number of Palestinians in the northern Jordan Valley village of Fasayil of its intention to demolish their under–construction houses and animal barns, under the pretext that they were built without Israeli permission.

WAFA correspondent stated that the Israeli military has been intensifying its policy of delivering demolition notices in the area as a way to forcibly displace Palestinians and to serve Israel’s colonial takeover of the land.

Israel restricts Palestinian building by denying permits, while allowing illegal settlement expansion across the occupied West Bank.

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.