Group demolitions: Israel razes 11 Palestinian homes in one town

PNN/ Jerusalem/

Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) on Tuesday overnight demolished 11 Palestinian homes in Qalandiya town north of Jerusalem, under the pretext of being located near the segregation wall.

According to PIC, the demolitions started last night and continued until dawn Tuesday, amid violent clashes in Qalandiya and Abu Dis towns.

PIC also reported from Qalandiya media center that six bulldozers escorted by a large number of Israeli troops stormed 11 homes at least in Qalandiya and forced their residents out before embarking on knocking them down. Consequently, violent clashes broke out with the invading troops, leading to the injury of several young protestors from the town.

Medical sources said that three young men suffered bullet injuries and at least four others suffocated by tear gas during the events 30 Palestinian young men suffered bullet and tear gas injuries during confrontations with invading troops in Abu Dis town, east of Jerusalem, according to the Red Crescent.

Owners of the demolished houses had received last Sunday notices giving them 72 hours to evacuate their homes before razing them.