Israeli soldiers demolished, Tuesday, an under-construction building in Sur Baher village, south of occupied East Jerusalem, and forced another family to demolish its home, the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) has reported.
WAFA said dozens of soldiers invaded the village, surrounded an under-construction building, owned by Wisam Jabour, and prevented the Palestinians from entering the area, before demolishing the building.
They added that, two days ago, the soldiers invaded Sur Baher, and verbally ordered Jabour to halt the construction of his building, but did not hand him a demolition order.
In addition, the soldiers forced the family of Hasan Abu Kaf to self-demolish their home in Sur Baher.
Whenever the military demolishes homes, especially in and around occupied Jerusalem, the Palestinians are ordered to pay excessively high fines and fees, including the exaggerated costs of destroying their homes, and some families chose to demolish their homes to avoid these penalties.
While the Palestinians continue to be denied construction permits on their own lands, Israel continues to construct and expand its illegal colonies, built on Palestinian lands in the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem, in direct violation of International Law, the Fourth Geneva Convention and various United Nations and Security Council resolutions.
In related news, the soldiers demolished a residential building in Jabal Johar neighborhood, southeast of the southern West Bank city of Hebron.
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