Jericho (QNN)- Israeli bulldozers demolished Monday nine residential structures in the community of Ras Al Auja in northern Jericho in occupied West Bank.
The activist Hamzah Zbeidan told QNN that over two hundred Israeli soldiers accompanied by teams from the Israeli civil administration and vehicles stormed the Bedouin community then started the demolitions without any prior notice.
Ras Al Auja community has been a home for 700-800 Palestinians, who have been living in 300 residential structures.
Zbeidan stated that the Israelis refuse to give Palestinians building permissions in the area, which is located in C area. This pushed the locals to restore their houses in order to make them safe and habitable.
The Israelis declared the area a closed military zone and prevented journalists from reaching it or covering the incident before starting the demolition.
Many locals tried to fight the Israeli soldiers back and prevent them from demolishing their houses. Suleiman Ka’abneh (50 years old) was wounded when the Israelis demolished his house while he was inside it, as he refused to leave it. The Israelis left Ka’abneh to bleed for an hour before allowing medical teams to reach him.