Israeli forces demolish two agricultural rooms west of Bethlehem


Israeli forces demolished today two agricultural rooms belonging to Palestinian residents in the town of Nahalin to the west of Bethlehem, according to Hani Fnoun, the Deputy Mayor of Nahalin. He said Israeli forces demolished two agricultural rooms belonging to two residents in the town, citing unpermitted construction as a pretext. Israel rarely issues construction permits to Palestinians, forcing many to build without permits. OCHA wrote in an official statement that, "The planning policies applied by Israel in Area C and East Jerusalem discriminate against Palestinians, making it extremely difficult for them to obtain building permits." "As a result, many Palestinians build without permits to meet their housing needs and risk having their structures demolished. Palestinians must have the opportunity to participate in a fair and equitable planning system that ensures their needs are met," it added.