Israeli soldiers, accompanied by a number of bulldozers, invaded on Tuesday morning that al-Walaja village, northwest of Bethlehem, and demolished three under construction homes allegedly for being built without construction permits.

The head of al-Walaja Local Council, Abdul-Rahman Abu at-Teen, said a large military force invaded Ein Jweiza area, north of the village, before demolishing the three homes.

He added that the demolished properties belong to Maher Mahmoud Abu Khyara, Issa al-Qontar and Obeida al-Mohtasib.

Abu at-Teen also said that, a week ago, the soldiers invaded Ein Jweiza area, photographed several homes and handed a few Palestinians demolition orders.

He added that the area has been subject to frequent Israeli military invasions and violations.

The Israeli army claimed that the area falls under the jurisdiction of the Jerusalem City Council, and that “the Palestinians cannot build there without the council’s approval.”

In related news, the soldiers invaded Za’tara area, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and destroyed a garden for children, including a playground, that was constructed six months ago.

Also on Tuesday at dawn, the soldiers invaded the northern West Bank districts of Tulkarem and Bethlehem, searched several homes and kidnapped seven young men.