Palestinian informed by the Israeli military of demolition of his family home in Bethlehem area


The Israeli military government informed a Palestinian resident of the village of Kisan, east of the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem, of its intention to demolish his home under the pretext it was built without a permit, according to a local official. Kisan deputy head of village council, Anwar Ghazal, said the Israeli forces handed the local resident the demolition order that affects his 140-square-meter house where five members of his family live. The army had demolished two houses of the same family two years ago. Getting an Israeli-army issued building permit in Area C of the occupied West Bank, where the house is found, is an impossible task as Israel attempts to keep Area C, which makes up over 60 percent of the area of the West Bank, empty of Palestinians while it uses the occupied land to build illegal settlements, whether for residence, agriculture or industry in clear violation of international law.