Israel to demolish 4 Palestinian facilities in Jericho

Middle East Monitor  /  September 19, 2023

Israeli occupation authorities yesterday issued demolition orders for four Palestinian facilities in Al-Matar area, east of Jericho/Ariha, Safa news agency reported.

The facilities included three outhouses owned by farmers and a residential tent used by Jamal Mohammad Jahaleen, where he lives with his family.

In the early morning, the Israeli occupation forces demolished three Palestinian homes in two different areas of the Jordan Valley.

The demolition come under the pretext the buildings lacked the necessary planning licenses and other government documents.

The Israeli occupation has, for years, been increasing pressure on Palestinians living in the Jordan Valley and stopping them from building homes in the area in an effort to force them out and make way for the expansion of illegal settlements.