Palestinian sources say Israeli military forces began to demolish their homes in the northern West Bank after evacuating some 40 families from the area.
Five Israeli bulldozers and more than 15 military jeeps stormed the area in the West Bank village of Tana near Nablus on Sunday, Ghassan Daghlas, the Palestinian official in charge of settlement-related issues told Ma’an News Agency.
The army demolished 20 houses and 12 agricultural storehouses.
The owners of the houses said they had appealed to the Israeli Supreme Court of Justice in May 2005 after they received the demolition notices, but were turned down by the courts.
According to Atif Hanini, the mayor of the nearby Beit Furki town, the Tana neighborhood is two kilometers away from an Israeli outpost.
Twenty five Palestinian families were evicted when the military post was positioned in the area in 2005, Hanini said.