Israeli authorities order demolitions in Tubas village
Published Friday 10/08/2012 (updated) 11/08/2012 19:58
Israel demolished 330 Palestinian buildings in the West Bank in the first
half of 2012, a UN special rapporteur said. (MaanImages/Eleonora Vio, File)
TUBAS (Ma'an) -- Israeli authorities ordered the demolition of six structures in the northern West Bank on Friday, local officials said.
The orders apply to water wells, caravans and trees planted in the Um Kabish area near Tubas, village council head Abdullah Bisharat said.
Bisharat appealed to the Palestinian leadership and international community to halt Israeli demolition orders, stressing that the area was vital to agriculture in the region.
In the first six months of 2012, Israeli authorities demolished 330 Palestinian buildings in the West Bank, displacing 536 people, half of whom are children, according to the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories Richard Falk.