Hebron (In Palestine Today)- Israeli occupation forces earlier on Monday demolished an under-construction Palestinian home in Sikka village, southwest of Hebron city in the occupied West Bank.
Local sources said the occupation forces earlier today raided the village of Sikka and demolished an under-construction home, owned by Palestinian Ahmad Jawaeda.
The forces also attacked the residents of the village and fired gas canisters and sound grenades towards them.
Israeli occupation constantly demolishes structures and houses of Palestinians in Area C, claiming they were built without a permit, rarely, if ever, issued for Palestinians.
It does not allow any development there while using the occupied land for its illegal settlement activity.
Under the 1995 Oslo Accords between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, was divided into three portions — Area A, B and C.
Area C is currently home to 300,000 Palestinians, the vast majority of whom are Bedouins and herding communities who predominantly live in tents, caravans and caves.
Thus, house demolitions, confiscation of the most basic infrastructure and military training exercises are part of everyday reality in the area.
There are nearly 700,000 Israeli settlers living in 256 illegal settlements and outposts scattered across the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem. Israeli settlements are illegal under international law.