World Bulletin / News Desk
Israeli authorities demolished on Wednesday three makeshift homes and four barns owned by Palestinians near the city of Hebron, a local activist has said.
"An Israeli force backed by military bulldozers stormed the Khashm al-Daraj area and razed three homes made of corrugated iron and four barns on the pretext they were build without permits," activist Rateb al-Jabour told Anadolu Agency.
Clashes erupted between local residents and Israeli troops, but no injuries were reported, he added.
No immediate comment could be obtained from Israeli officials on the reported home demolitions.
Israel usually prevents Palestinians in "Area C" of the West Bank – established in line with the Oslo Accords – from building homes in the area on the pretext that the land is Israeli territory.
The accords, signed between the Palestinian Authority and the Israeli government in 1993 and 1995, divide the West Bank into areas A, B and C.
Israel occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank during the 1967 Middle East War. It later annexed the city of Jerusalem in 1980, claiming it as the capital of the self-proclaimed Jewish state – a move never recognized by the international community.Last Mod: 29 Ekim 2014, 17:49