Israeli forces demolish 2 Jericho homes
Published Thursday 05/01/2012 (updated) 06/01/2012 12:03
(MaanImages/Luay Sababa, File)
JERICHO (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces demolished two homes belonging to Jerusalem families in a village near West Bank city Jericho on Thursday.
Bulldozers accompanied by military patrols tore down the homes in al-Duyuk, west of Jericho, also destroying the electricity connection to the site, residents told Ma'an.
Forces told the owners the houses were built without a permit in Area C, which Israel fully controls under the 1993 Oslo Accords.
Encompassing 60 percent of the West Bank, Israel only allows Palestinians to build in 1 percent of Area C, on land which is already heavily built up.