Occupation bulldozers have demolished two houses belonging to cousins in Al Uqban community, east Bethlehem, claiming that they do not have âplanning permissionâ from the Occupation.
***image2***The Occupation forces arrived with jeeps and bulldozers and imposed military closure of the area, before beginning the work of wrecking the houses of cousins Nasser Musa Tineh and Faiz Musa Tineh. Ten people lost their homes.
Two years ago, after a long battle with the Occupation high court, the villagers received âplanning permissionâ for the houses that had already been built. The hill at the edge of the village was excluded from the plan, and all seven houses that have been built there are slated for slated for demolition.
The two houses destroyed today were located south of Al Uqban community, close to the settler road which connects Novo Dim settlement with Jerusalem and the Gush Etzion settlement bloc.
Al Uqban community is one of three communities under threat of demolition in Al Furdis area, east of Bethlehem.