On Wednesday morning, Israeli soldiers demolished an under-construction home owned by a Palestinian political prisoner in Bil’in village, west of Ramallah in the central West Bank. The soldiers also demolished structures near occupied Jerusalem.

Media sources said several army jeeps and bulldozers invaded the village and demolished the home of a political prisoner, Barakat Ali Fayez al-Khawaja.

The Israeli army claimed the property did not receive a permit from the so-called “Civil Administration Office,” the administrative branch of the illegal Israeli occupation.

Photo By Hasan Dabbous

It is worth mentioning that the army abducted Barakat on January 24, 2022, and slapped him with a six-month Administrative Detention order without charges or trial.

Al-Khawaja is also a former political prisoner who was repeatedly abducted and imprisoned by Israel for more than nine years.

In related news, the soldiers demolished several commercial sheds and structures near the main junction of ‘Anata town, northeast of occupied Jerusalem.