Israeli soldiers demolished, on Monday morning, a Palestinian home in the al-Walaja village, northwest of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank.
Dozens of soldiers, accompanied by bulldozers, invaded Ein Jweiza area in al-Walaja, after surrounding it, and proceeded to demolish the property.
The demolished home is owned by Majdi Shweiki, and was a 100 square/meter property, inhabited by five family members.
The Israeli army claims that the home was built without a license from the â€śCivil Administration Office,â€ť the administrative branch of military occupation, as it is located in â€śArea Câ€ť of the West Bank.
Local nonviolent activist Ibrahim Awadallah said that Israel issued demolition orders against 180 homes in the village, including 40 homes that received â€śAdministrative Demolition Orders,â€ť which are issued without a court ruling.
Last year, the Jerusalem City Council announced the annexation of large areas of Palestinian lands, in order to build and expand its illegal, segregated colonies.