Israel destroys tents, barracks belonging to Palestinians in West Bank

Source: Xinhua| 2019-07-30 18:01:37|Editor: Shi Yinglun
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GAZA, July 30 (Xinhua) -- Palestinian sources on Tuesday said that Israeli forces destroyed Palestinian tents and herders barracks belonging to Palestinians in Ras al-Ahmar community in the Jordan Valley early morning.

Sources told Xinhua that this is the second demolition operation by Israeli forces in the area since last June, explaining that an Israeli bulldozer that accompanied the army troop tore down three residential tents and several barracks, leaving 17 individuals displaced.

Palestinian Authority's Wall and Colonization Resistance commission officer Mutaz Besharat said that Israeli forces prohibited the access of relief aid to the victims.

He added that on June 12, Israeli bulldozers tore down five herding barracks, a residential tent and 25 water barrels belonging to Palestinian families in the same area.

According to official data, the Jordan Valley, to the east of the West Bank bordering Jordan, is home to about 65,000 Palestinians and the area is approximately 30 percent of the West Bank.

Israel repeatedly said it will not give up control over the strategic area of Jordan Valley, while Palestinians believe it should be part of their future state.