Israeli soldiers guarding home demolition (Palestine TV)

The Israeli occupation authorities demolished the second floor of a Palestinian-owned house in the town of Hezma, northeast of the occupied city of Jerusalem, on Tuesday, under the pretext that it was built without Israeli permission, according to Hezma mayor, Musallam Abu Hilo.

Abu Hilo told WAFA Palestinian News Agency that the Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem, escorted by a bulldozer, evacuated the home, and proceeded to demolish the second floor of a two story home.

The house, located near the Israeli annexation wall and built on top of a house constructed 40 years ago, was inhabited by Rami Khatib, his wife and six children, whom are now homeless.

Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention states that the occupying power [Israel] is forbidden from forcibly transferring the protected population already living in the occupied territory [Palestine].

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