On September 3 the Civil Administration demolished structures belonging to three families of the Ka’abneh tribe in a Bedouin community east of the village al-Taybah, in the Ramallah District of the occupied West Bank. Two families (including 4 adults and 6 minors) lost two residential structures; the livestock pen of one of these families was also destroyed. In the same operation, occupation forces also demolished four livestock structures belonging to a third family.
According to B’Tselem, this action in al-Taybah came in the wake of an unusually large-scale demolition campaign in August (the hottest month on record for 75 years), in which Israeli authorities demolished the homes of 228 individuals, including 124 minors. Demolitions are part of efforts by the Civil Administration and the military to force Palestinian communities out of Area C. This government policy constitutes the forcible transfer of protected Palestinians in an occupied territory.