Ramallah, October 30 (RHC)-- Israeli bulldozers have demolished the home of a Palestinian family in the north of the occupied West Bank. On Tuesday, a number of Palestinian and international peace activists tried to prevent Israeli authorities from the demolition. Israeli force clashed with the peace activists and arrested at least one foreigner.
Israeli forces frequently demolish Palestinian homes, buildings and farms in the West Bank, claiming that they lack legal permits. Human rights organizations and the United Nations have criticized the Tel Aviv regime for the demolitions -- accusing Tel Aviv of building illegal settlements and without a permit from the international community.
Recently, the Zionist regime in Tel Aviv announced plans to build about 3,000 more illegal settlement units on the Palestinian territory, despite opposition from the United Nations.
More than half a million Israelis live in over 120 illegal settlements built since Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and East Jerusalem in 1967.