PALESTINE – Israeli occupation forces have begun demolishing Palestinian homes south of the occupied city of al-Quds (Jerusalem) on Monday morning.
Dozens of members of the occupation power’s police force surrounded at least four buildings in the Tyre Baher area, and a bulldozer began demolishing a two-story building that had not even been finished construction.
“The occupation army has completely closed the area of Wadi al-Homs and has begun the demolition process,” said Hamada Hamada, chairman of the Committee of Residents of Wadi al-Homs Neighborhood, adding: “Wadi al-Homs is now a closed military zone.”
“The occupation forces are preventing anyone from approaching the neighborhood,” he said, adding that “more than 1,500 soldiers from the Occupation Army have been deployed around the area, accompanied by many demolition mechanisms.”
He noted that “the occupation army is on the roofs of houses and present in the outer courtyards of citizens’ homes, and it prevents anyone to leave or enter their homes.”
“The Israeli Supreme Court rejected the petition filed by the village defence team and returned the order to the occupation army again,” Hamada said.
He said that the occupation army came on Sunday morning to the area, and carried out an operation to monitor the axis of the neighborhood in preparation for the deployment of its forces to start the demolition process, which began at dawn on Monday.