Israeli soldiers demolished, Thursday, the foundations of a Palestinian home in Beit Jala city, west of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank.

Hasan Breijiyya, the head of the Bethlehem office of the Colonization & Wall Resistance Commission, said several army jeeps and bulldozers invaded Be’er ‘Owna area, northeast of Beit Jala, after surrounding the area.

Breijiyya added that the soldiers then demolished the foundations of a home, owned by Nicola Awad, on his land.

The Israeli army claimed the property, licensed by the Local Council, “did not receive a construction permit from the Israeli Civil Administration Office.”

Be’er ‘Owna is subject to constant Israeli violations, which include the demolition of homes and other property, in addition to repeated halt construction orders, as Israel wants to use the lands for its illegal policies of construction and expansion of its colonies.