Israel demolishes 'illegal' homes under Palestinian control Watch

Nuttyy
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 4 weeks ago
#1
IIsrael has begun demolishing a cluster of Palestinian homes it says were built illegally too close to the separation barrier in the occupied West Bank.
Security forces moved in to Sur Baher, on the edge of East Jerusalem, to tear down buildings said to house 17 people.
Residents said they had been given permits to build by the Palestinian Authority, and accused Israel of an attempt to grab West Bank land.
But Israel's Supreme Court ruled that they had violated a construction ban.
Israel captured the West Bank in the 1967 Middle East war and later effectively annexed East Jerusalem. Under international law, both areas are considered to be occupied territory, though Israel disputes this.

Residents said they had been given permits to build by the Palestinian Authority
Some 700 Israeli police officers and 200 soldiers were involved in Monday's operation in the village of Wadi Hummus, on the edge of Sur Baher.
They moved in at about 04:00 (01:00 GMT) along with excavators, which began tearing down the 10 buildings the UN says were earmarked for demolition.
Nine of the Palestinians who have been displaced are refugees, including five children, according to the UN. Another 350 people who owned homes in buildings that were unoccupied or under construction are also affected.
One of the residents, Ismail Abadiyeh, told AFP news agency his family would be left "on the street".
Another man who owned an unfinished house said he was "losing everything".
"I had a permit to build from the Palestinian Authority. I thought I was doing the right thing," Fadi al-Wahash told Reuters news agency.

Skip Twitter post by @nadplo



Palestine PLO-NAD

✔@nadplo

Ongoing: Demolitions in #SurBahir started early this morning with four houses at once. Preparations started past midnight as hundreds of armed Israeli occupying soldiers/ bulldozers stormed the town. Families threatened with demolitions were woken up/ moved out of their homes.


PA Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said the Palestinians would complain to the International Criminal Court (ICC) about the "grave aggression".
"This is a continuation of the forced displacement of the people of Jerusalem from their homes and lands - a war crime and a crime against humanity," he added.
But Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan said Israel's Supreme Court had ruled that "the illegal construction constitutes a severe security threat".
"The court also ruled unequivocally that those who built houses in the area of the security fence, knew that building in that area was prohibited, and took the law into their own hands," he added.
UN Humanitarian Co-ordinator Jamie McGoldrick had urged Israel last week to cancel the demolitions and implement "fair planning policies" for Palestinians.
Image copyrightREUTERSImage captionThe UN and EU had urged Israel not to proceed with the demolitions
The demolitions in Wadi Hummus are particularly controversial because the buildings are situated in part of the West Bank under the Palestinian Authority's (PA) jurisdiction but on the Israeli side of the separation barrier.
The barrier was built in and around the West Bank in the wake of the second Palestinian intifada, or uprising, which began in 2000. Israel says the barrier's purpose is to prevent infiltrations from the West Bank by Palestinian attackers, but Palestinians say it is a tool to take over occupied land.
In 2004, when the barrier was under construction,*residents of Wadi Hummus asked the Israeli military to change its planned route*so that the village was on the Israeli side of the fence.
They wanted to maintain the geographical integrity of Sur Bahir, most of which lies within the East Jerusalem municipal area, and preserve access to an area where additional residential construction could be carried out.
The barrier route was subsequently changed, but the PA continued to have authority over civil affairs in Wadi Hummus, including planning and zoning.
Permits for the buildings in the village were reportedly issued by the PA's planning ministry about 10 years ago. But in 2012, the Israeli military ordered a halt to the construction work because they were within 250m (820ft) of the barrier.
Lawyers for the residents argued at the Supreme Court that the Israeli military had no jurisdiction over the area, but*the judges said in June that the buildings would "limit [military] operational freedom near the barrier and increase tensions with the local population".
"Such construction may also shelter terrorists or illegal residents among the civilian population, and allow terrorist operatives to smuggle weapons or sneak inside Israeli territory," they added.



https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-49069082
-----

Hmm.. But speaking out is anti-semetic right?
Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
Last edited by Nuttyy; 4 weeks ago
0
reply
the bear
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#2
Report 4 weeks ago
#2
hmmm this is different from the Hamas method of demolishing homes....

https://www.dw.com/image/48047643_303.jpg
0
reply
Nuttyy
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#3
Report Thread starter 4 weeks ago
#3
One atrocity doesn't justify another
(Original post by the bear)
hmmm this is different from the Hamas method of demolishing homes....

https://www.dw.com/image/48047643_303.jpg
Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
4
reply
the bear
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#4
Report 4 weeks ago
#4
(Original post by Nuttyy)
One atrocity doesn't justify another
i wasn't criticising Hamas. i was just saying that their method of demolition is different from Israel's
1
reply
Wired_1800
  • Political Ambassador
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#5
Report 4 weeks ago
#5
(Original post by Nuttyy)
Israel has begun demolishing a cluster of Palestinian homes it says were built illegally too close to the separation barrier in the occupied West Bank.
Hundreds of police and troops moved in to Sur Baher as bulldozers tore down structures said to house 17 people.
Palestinians say it is an attempt by Israel to grab West Bank land.
Israel's High Court had rejected appeals against the demolition order, saying the homes had been put up within a no-build zone next to the barrier.
The barrier was built in and around the West Bank in the wake of the second Palestinian uprising which began in 2000. Israel says its purpose is to prevent infiltrations from the West Bank by Palestinian attackers, but Palestinians say it is a tool take over occupied land.
The demolitions are particularly controversial because the homes, in the village of Wadi Hummus on the edge of Sur Baher, are situated in part of the West Bank under the jurisdiction of the Palestinian Authority but were built on the Israeli side of the barrier.


The Palestinian Authority had granted permits for the structures to be built around 10 years ago, according to media reports.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-49069082
-----

Hmm.. But speaking out is anti-semetic right?
This is sad
0
reply
Leviathan1611
Badges: 18
Rep:
?
#6
Report 4 weeks ago
#6
those pesky Israelis. tut tut
Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
0
reply
Nuttyy
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#7
Report Thread starter 4 weeks ago
#7
(Original post by Leviathan1611)
those pesky Israelis. tut tut
hOw dAre YoU! AnTi-SeMiTe!!!!
Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
0
reply
Leviathan1611
Badges: 18
Rep:
?
#8
Report 4 weeks ago
#8
(Original post by Nuttyy)
hOw dAre YoU! AnTi-SeMiTe!!!!
oops🙊🙊🙊🙊
Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
0
reply
Nuttyy
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#9
Report Thread starter 4 weeks ago
#9
"700 Israeli police officers and 200 soldiers were involved in" storming a town, to displace women, children and fathers who got permission from the people who hold jurisdiction in that area.. Where is the justice? People save up for a lifetime only to be stormed out of their houses, probably threatened (or intimidated) with guns.

But how dare I mention the vile and vicious acts of the Zionists.. I must be an AnTi-SeMiTe oops.
Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
Last edited by Nuttyy; 4 weeks ago
1
reply
Prussianxo
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#10
Report 4 weeks ago
#10
Baffles me how people can defend them. Even many Israelis don't like their government
Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
3
reply
AperfectBalance
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#11
Report 4 weeks ago
#11
Israel committing crimes. Suprise suprise.
1
reply
Wired_1800
  • Political Ambassador
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#12
Report 4 weeks ago
#12
(Original post by Nuttyy)
"700 Israeli police officers and 200 soldiers were involved in" storming a town, to displace women, children and fathers who got permission from the people who hold jurisdiction in that area.. Where is the justice? People save up for a lifetime only to be stormed out of their houses, probably threatened (or intimidated) with guns.

But how dare I mention the vile and vicious acts of the Zionists.. I must be an AnTi-SeMiTe oops.
I think people should separate criticising Jews and criticising the Israeli Government. Many Israelis, whether Jew, Arab or Christians, don't support their Government and its corruption.
2
reply
Nuttyy
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#13
Report Thread starter 4 weeks ago
#13
(Original post by Wired_1800)
I think people should separate criticising Jews and criticising the Israeli Government. Many Israelis, whether Jew, Arab or Christians, don't support their Government and its corruption.
Exactly! That's my point. Anti-semitism doesn't mean anti-zionism.
Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
0
reply
Nuttyy
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#14
Report Thread starter 4 weeks ago
#14
The land was Palestinian but the fence was walled on the side of Israel. This is blatently and act of transgression and breach of international laws. Then people get pissy when Hamas retaliate? How would you feel if your land was literally taken from you unjustly?
Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
0
reply
intensegamer33
Badges: 10
Rep:
?
#15
Report 4 weeks ago
#15
The fact that my teachers used to pester me....
Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
0
reply
Wired_1800
  • Political Ambassador
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#16
Report 3 weeks ago
#16
(Original post by HoloFauxLie$)
Jews deserve a real Holocaust I laugh every time I see those filthy scheming bakc stabbing trenacous snakes die


FREE PALESTINE FREE EUROPE FREE AMERICA FROM THE KIKE!
This is horrible.
0
reply
C.Goodyear
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#17
Report 3 weeks ago
#17
Terribly interesting
0
reply
verycoolperson
Badges: 14
Rep:
?
#18
Report 3 weeks ago
#18
israel stinks
1
reply
Napp
Badges: 22
Rep:
?
#19
Report 3 weeks ago
#19
(Original post by Wired_1800)
This is horrible.
The original post has been deleted but oh my damn!
0
reply
Wired_1800
  • Political Ambassador
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#20
Report 3 weeks ago
#20
(Original post by Napp)
The original post has been deleted but oh my damn!
I think some people hold these views.
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts

All the exam results help you need

3,004

people online now

225,530

students helped last year
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

How are you feeling about GCSE Results Day?

Hopeful (167)
13.12%
Excited (111)
8.72%
Worried (232)
18.22%
Terrified (298)
23.41%
Meh (101)
7.93%
Confused (32)
2.51%
Putting on a brave face (169)
13.28%
Impatient (163)
12.8%

Watched Threads

View All