Jordan Valley, 20 Jumadil Awwal 1436/11 March 2015 (MINA) – Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) razed Tuesday morning seven Palestinian houses in northern Jordan Valley.
Eyewitnesses said that the IOF stormed the area long with three army bulldozers and announced it a closed military zone, The Palestinian Information Center (PIC) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
The eyewitnesses revealed that the Israeli bulldozers completely destroyed seven houses which were providing shelter to more than seventy individuals mostly women and children who have now become homeless.
The demolition process has been implemented amid the presence of many pressmen and foreigner activists. The IOF soldiers, however, barred the journalists from approaching the area during the destruction process.
The IOF notified the houses’ owners of the demolition order one month ago under the pretext that the houses were built on lands owned by Israel.
The owners, for their parts, confirmed having official documents that prove their ownership of the lands.(T/P008/P3)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)