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Israeli Occupation To Demolish Palestinian Electricity Grid In Nablus Village

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NABLUS (Ma’an) — The Israeli civil administration issued an order Wednesday to completely demolish an electricity grid near the Qasra village in southern Nablus, 48 hours after the village council was delivered demolition orders, a monitor says.In addition to the ordered demolition of the electricity grid, the demolition notices were given for a home and water well in the village belonging to Said Mimr Said and Abd al-Hamid Youssef Khrewish, Ghassan Daghlas, an official who monitors settlement activity in the northern West Bank, told Ma’an.All demolition orders were given until May 15.An Israeli army spokeswoman did not have immediate information on Wednesday’s orders.Israeli authorities regularly demolish Palestinian structures under the pretext that owners have failed to acquire the proper building permits.Approximately half of Qasra’s lands are classified Area B and the other half Area C, under the Oslo Accords. As Area C is under full Israeli civil and military control, all building permits must be obtained through Israel’s civil administration, and the vast majority of permits requested by Palestinians in Area C are denied, according to rights organization Rabbis for Human Rights.Meanwhile, Jewish-only settlements are given funding and military protection throughout Area C, and are often connected to expansive electricity grids that Palestinians in the same area are forbidden access to.In addition to Yash Kodesh settlement outpost, Migdalim settlement and Ahiya settlement outpost lie on private land belonging to Qasra’s residents.

There are over 500,000 Israeli settlers living in settlements across the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem, in contravention of international law.

Author: OccPalGaza

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