Israeli vehicles and bulldozers on Monday morning demolished a house belonging to a Palestinian family in the city of Al-Tira in the 1948 territory, and leveled the ground, with the protection of large police forces and special units, under the pretext of building without a permit.
The house belonged to Islam Qashou’, a resident of al-Tira, and the occupation authorities demolished it without any prior notice, as family relatives said.
Eyewitnesses reported that the police cordoned off the northern area of the city, and prevented residents from approaching the neighborhood, while vehicles and bulldozers demolished the house.
The demolition of Arab homes continued despite the recent announcement of freezing the amendment of Article 116A in the Planning and Building Law, and it was said that it would freeze the demolition of thousands of Arab homes for two years, allowing them to be licensed and prevented from demolishing.
It is noteworthy that Arab towns witnessed an escalation in the demolition of homes, shops and industrial workshops under the pretext of non-licensing, as happened in Ain Mahal, Jaffa, Shfaram, Kafr Qasim, Qalansawa, Kafr Yasif, Arara, Umm al-Fahm, Lod, Jaffa, Sakhnin and Hurfeish, and the homes of al-Araqib that were demolished for the 180th time in a row and others in the area. The Negev.