Occupation Forces Confiscate Palestinian-Owned Residential Barracks near Jericho

Israeli occupation forces confiscated residential barracks in the Palestinian Bedouin residential area of Arab al-Mleihat on Thursday, October 13, in the occupied West Bank district of Jericho, according to a report by Ma’an, the Palestinian new agency.  The residential barracks belonged to Ali Suliman al-Mleihat and Mohammad Ali al-Mleihat.


The mayor of Jericho Majid al-Fityani told Ma’an Palestinian news agency that Israel’s continuous demolitions and confiscations are “crimes against the Palestinian people,” and only “proves that Israel is unwilling to make peace.” Al-Fityani added that the world was responsible for ending Israeli violations against Palestinians, including the routine leveling of Palestinian lands, confiscations, demolitions, detentions, and killings.

Nearly all Palestinian applications for building permits in Area C – the 60 percent of the West Bank under full Israeli military control – are denied by the Israeli authorities, forcing communities to build illegally. Meanwhile, demolitions in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem have seen an unprecedented surge in recent months, as Israeli authorities demolished 835 Palestinian structures so far this year, in a significant increase from at total of 531 in all of 2015, according to UN documentation. The demolitions since the start of 2016 have left at least 1,202 Palestinians displaced.