Israeli bulldozers demolish Palestinian structures in Salfit, Nablus
Published Tuesday 01/04/2014 (updated) 02/04/2014 14:16
SALFIT (Ma'an) -- Israeli bulldozers on Tuesday destroyed a car wash in the central West Bank, Palestinian security sources told Ma'an.
The sources said bulldozers, escorted by Israeli military vehicles, demolished a car wash near the main entrance of the village of Haris in the Salfit district.
It was the third time the car wash had been demolished, the sources added.
The building belonged to Fadi Hasan Salih Suleiman.
Separately, Israeli bulldozers demolished three steel agricultural structures in addition to tents in a northern West Bank village near Beit Furik east of Nablus.
Deputy mayor of Beit Furik Sami Zalmout told Ma'an several Israeli military vehicles escorted bulldozers to the village of Khirbet Tana and destroyed the structures, some of which served as residences.
Israel rarely grants Palestinians permits to build in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. It has demolished at least 27,000 Palestinian homes and structures since occupying the West Bank in 1967, according to the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions.
Israel destroyed more than 663 Palestinian properties in the West Bank and East Jerusalem in 2013, displacing 1,101 people, according to UNOCHA. Around 241 more people have been displaced just since the beginning of 2014.
The internationally recognized Palestinian territories of which the West Bank and East Jerusalem form a part have been occupied by the Israeli military since 1967.