Jerusalem (In Palestine Today)- Israeli occupation authorities distributed notices for the demolition of several structures and houses belonging to Palestinian families in the Jib town in the northwest of occupied Jerusalem, WAFA reported.
Activist Samer Abu Hamoud told WAFA that Israeli occupation forces raided several structures located near the apartheid wall that runs through the town of Jib, including homes, storage rooms, and a wedding hall, where they photographed the structures before leaving behind the demolition notices.
In its Protection of Civilians report, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in two weeks only, Israeli occupation demolished or seized 35 Palestinian-owned structures, displacing 98 people, including 53 children, and affecting about 60 others, citing the lack of building permits.
Since the start of 2021, the Israeli occupation authorities have demolished, seized or forced people to demolish at least 199 Palestinian-owned structures, including 77 donor-funded, displacing 285 people, including some 150 children. This represents an over 200 per cent increase in structures targeted, and an over 500 per cent increase in donor-funded structures targeted, compared to the equivalent period in 2020, according to OCHA.