Occupation Forces Demolish the Commercial Heart of Barta'a Sharqiya

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At 6:00am on July 20th, 2004 Occupation forces moved into Barta'a Sharqiya with hundreds of troops, and a large number of bulldozers, and began demolishing factories and shops in the village's commercial area, destroying within only a few hours a sewing factory where 30 women work, three houses, an olive mill, three furniture stores, and four workshops. By the end of the day some 26 buildings had been demolished, and destroying the livelihoods of hundreds of Palestinians.



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