Head of the local council Mouwafaq Khatib affirmed that Israeli municipal crews stormed the area this morning and started leveling a nearby land owned by the citizen Fares Salah al-Din. Israeli forces had earlier demolished Palestinian agricultural facilities in the area, he pointed out.
The land’s owner tried to stop the bulldozers, but the Israeli forces completed leveling the land before leaving the town.
According to a report issued by OCHA, Israeli demolition policy has increased by 60% in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem since the beginning of the year.
More than 878 Palestinian facilities were demolished or confiscated by Israeli authorities during the reported period.