Occupied Jerusalem (In Palestine Today) – Israeli forces today razed a large tract of Palestinian land and uprooted trees to the west of the occupied West Bank city of Hebron, security and local sources said.
The sources told WAFA that Israeli forces escorted bulldozers into Souba area, located between Dura and Idhna towns and adjacent to the section of Israel’s apartheid wall, where the heavy machineries leveled 50 dunums of farmland, demolished a well used to collect rainwater, and uprooted dozens of olive trees.
The property owner was identified as Ali Baryoush.
While Israel demolishes Palestinian structures across the West Bank, particularly in Area C, which constitutes 60 percent of the occupied West Bank, it much more easily gives over 700,000 Jewish Israeli settlers there building permits and provides them with roads, electricity, water, and sewage systems that remain inaccessible to many neighboring Palestinians.
The “Civil Administration” is the name Israel gives to the body administering its military occupation of the West Bank.
Soldiers in the oxymoronically named Civil Administration determine where Palestinians may live, where and when they may travel (including to other parts of the occupied territories like Gaza and East Jerusalem), whether they can build or expand homes on their own land, whether they own that land at all, whether an Israeli settler can takeover that land among others.