Jordan Valley (The Inside Palestine)- The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Wednesday morning stormed Khirbet Ibziq hamlet in the northern Jordan Valley and carried out large-scale demolitions of homes and property.
Local official Moataz Bisharat said that the IOF using bulldozers and truck-mounted cranes started at 06:00 am to destroy everything in the hamlet, including crude homes, cattle sheds, water tanks and solar panels.
Bisharat added that the IOF also confiscated an agricultural tractor and a private car from the hamlet.
According to human rights group B’Tselem, scores of farming-shepherding communities, which are home to thousands of Palestinians, dot the 60 percent of the occupied West Bank designated as Area C.
For decades, the Israeli occupation authority have pursued a demolition and displacement policy aimed at driving out these communities by making their living conditions intolerable in an attempt to force the residents to leave as a prelude to taking over these areas in a de-facto annexation that would facilitate actual annexation to Israel later if any final agreement was brokered with the Palestinian Authority.
Source: The Palestinian Information Center