Friday, 14 January 2011

IOF serves demolition notifications, Demolishes An Entire Palestinian Village, Leaving 300 Displaced, settlers seize Palestinian land

Israel Demolishes An Entire Palestinian Village, Leaving 300 Displaced

13/01/2011 Israeli occupation forces’ bulldozers backed by several military vehicles demolished nearly the entire village of al-Dqayqa in the occupied West Bank city of al-Khalil, leaving around 300 Palestinians homeless.

Odeh An-Najada, a local councilman for the village, said four bulldozers accompanied by 30 military vehicles entered the area and began destroying homes, Ma'an news agency reported on Thursday. "They demolished everything in the area, the whole thing, they left no building for people to live in," an-Najada said.

Parts of the village school were also destroyed, said Fawzi Abu Hlayyil, the director of the office of the Palestinian Authority Ministry of Education in Hebron, who denounced the demolition as an "ugly crime."

Israeli forces later dispersed Palestinians protesting the demolition of the village and detained four people.

Hamas: IOA demolition policy would not weaken Palestinian determination

[ 12/01/2011 - 02:36 PM ]

AL-KHALIL, (PIC)-- Hamas said in a statement on Wednesday that the Israeli occupation authority's (IOA) streak of demolition of Palestinian homes would not dissuade our people from defending their land.

It denounced the IOA destruction of a school and 16 homes east of Yatta village, Al-Khalil district, charging that the act aimed at evicting the indigenous people from their own land to allow more room for construction of settlements.

Hamas called on the Palestinians to remain steadfast and not to cave in to the IOA "racist" policy. It also asked the Arab League and human rights groups to immediately intervene to pressure the IOA to stop its crimes against the Palestinian people and their land.

IOA bulldozers razed the school and homes of Ka'abna Bedouins at the pretext of lack of construction permit.

Israeli occupation forces in 35 armored vehicles stormed the Ka'abna area and protected bulldozers as they tore down the houses built of tin and mud.

Chairman of the Ka'abna municipal council said that tens of Arab Bedouins live in those houses, adding that three of them were detained including two teachers who tried to save the chairs in the school from destruction.
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