On Tuesday, 8 December 2020, at around 9:30 A.M., Civil Administration personnel arrived with a military escort and two crane trucks at the area of Ras 'Ein al-‘Auja in Jericho District. When the forces arrived, residents gathered at the site and protested against the demolition. In response, the soldiers hurled tear gas canisters at them. The forces dismantled and confiscated three shacks intended to house three families numbering 19 people in total, including nine children. They also dismantled and confiscated three shacks intended to serve as livestock enclosures and one intended for storing fodder. Some of the shacks were still under construction.
On Tuesday, 25 August 2020, at around 4:30 A.M., Civil Administration personnel came with an escort of Border Police, soldiers, a crane truck and a digger to the Palestinian community of Wadi a-Siq, east of Ramallah. The forces dismantled and confiscated two tents that were home to a family of ten, including a child, and demolished a shack that was home to a family of 13, eight of them minors. They also dismantled and confiscated a livestock pen and the fences around it, four shacks used as livestock enclosures, two solar panels and two water containers. The structures belonged to the two families whose homes were demolished and to two other families.
At around 8:00 A.M., Civil Administration personnel came with military jeeps and a crane truck to the area of al-Musafah, east of al-Jiftlik in the Jordan Valley. The forces confiscated a fuel tank and a pump belonging to a resident of Jerusalem.
At around 11:00 A.M., Civil Administration personnel came with military jeeps and a crane truck to the area of Ras 'Ein al-‘Auja in Jericho District. The forces dismantled and confiscated a shack made of tin and metal that was being built to house a family of ten, eight of them minors.
At around 1:00 P.M., Civil Administration personnel came with a bulldozer and military jeeps to the area of Fasayil al-Wusta in the northern Jordan Valley. There, they demolished two tents that were home to two families numbering seven people in total, two of them minors. They also demolished two shacks belonging to the families, which served as livestock pens, as well as two tents used as kitchens, one tent used as a toilet and two storage tents.
Israel’s regime of apartheid and occupation is inextricably bound up in human rights violations. B’Tselem strives to end the occupation, as that is the only way forward to a future in which human rights, democracy, liberty and equality are ensured to all people, both Palestinian and Israeli, living between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea.