Israeli forces on Wednesday morning demolished three structures and issued demolition orders for a further two in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.
In the village of al-Khader south of Bethlehem, Israeli forces tore down a two-story home under construction belonging to local resident Judah Masoud Mousa.
Further to the south, in Wadi Rahhal, Israeli forces tore down an agricultural shack belonging to local resident Amir Hussein al-Kamil, according to the official Palestinian news agency Wafa.
Meanwhile, in occupied East Jerusalem, Israeli forces tore down a clothing warehouse in the neighborhood of Dahiyat al-Barid.
Officials from Jerusalem’s municipality also issued demolition orders to two homes in the al-Thuri area of Silwan in East Jerusalem.
On Tuesday last week, Israeli rights group B’Tselem condemned an “unusually massive demolition campaign” across the West Bank that had left 435 Palestinians, including 234 minors, homeless since January.
According to the group, in the first week of March alone, Israel had torn down 17 dwellings, 19 agricultural structures, and a school in two Jordan Valley communities, one in the Nablus area and the other near Jericho — leaving 64 people homeless, including 28 minors.