Israeli forces wreck house, several structures in Jordan Valley

06:00 Dec 10 2013 al-Jiftlik, Fasayil, Barza neighborhood

NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces demolished a house and several steel structures and tents in the northern Jordan Valley on Tuesday morning, a local spokesman said.

Fathi Khdeirat, a spokesman of the Campaign to Protect the Jordan Valley, told Ma'an that Israeli bulldozers escorted by several military wrecked a house in al-Jiftlik.

In the nearby village of Fasayil, meanwhile, bulldozers tore down two steel structures used for agriculture.

Two tents were pulled down in Barza neighborhood, added Khdeirat.

He said that demolitions were part of an ongoing Israeli campaign "to displace Palestinian residents of the Jordan Valley."

Israel has destroyed more than 558 Palestinian properties in the West Bank and East Jerusalem since the beginning of this year, displacing 919 people, according to UNOCHA.

Israel rarely grants Palestinians permits to build in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. It has demolished at least 27,000 Palestinian homes and structures since occupying the West Bank in 1967, according to the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions.

The majority of the Jordan Valley is under full Israeli military control, despite being within the Palestinian West Bank.

The internationally recognized Palestinian territories of which the West Bank and East Jerusalem form a part have been occupied by the Israeli military since 1967.

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