Israeli forces, Tuesday, notified six Palestinians of their intention to demolish their homes in Kobar town, north of Ramallah city, according to a municipal source.
Izzat Badwan, the mayor of Kobar, said that an Israeli military force, along with officers of the so-called ‘Israeli Civil Administration’, an arm of the Israeli military government, stormed the town in the early morning hours, where they handed six residents notices to demolish their homes under the pretext of being constructed in Area C.
Badwan noted that two of the houses slated for demolition are inhabited, whereas the four others are under construction.
He confirmed that the Israeli military force exited the town and remained deployed at the outskirts of the town before raiding it once again.
During the resulting confrontations, soldiers opened fire towards local children and youth, who protested the raid, causing some to suffocate from tear gas.
Israel refuses to permit virtually any Palestinian construction in Area C, which constitutes 60 percent of the occupied West Bank and falls under full Israeli military rule, forcing residents to build without obtaining rarely-granted permits to provide shelters for their families.
In contrast, Israel gives the estimated 550,000 Jewish Israeli settlers building permits and provides them with roads, electricity, water and sewage systems that remain inaccessible to many neighboring Palestinians.
Source: Days of Palestine
Edited for IMEMC: Ali Salam