NABLUS (The Inside Palestine) – Israel today notified Palestinians in Ein Shibli village, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, of its intention to demolish several of their structures under the pretext they were built without a permit, according to a local official.
Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors the Israeli colonial settlement activities in the north of the West Bank, told WAFA that soldiers broke into Ein Shibli village and handed two residents demolition notices against one house, a shed and a water tank they owned, and another resident a demolition notice against two residential structures and livestock shed he owned.
Another resident was ordered to remove a caravan he had placed in the village.
Israel denies permits for Palestinians to build on their own land or to expand existing houses to accommodate natural growth, particularly in Jerusalem and Area C, which constitutes 60 percent of the occupied West Bank and falls under full Israeli military rule, forcing residents to build without obtaining rarely-granted permits to provide shelters for their families.
On the other hand, Israel builds thousands of housing units for Israelis only in illegal settlements spread throughout the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.