Israeli Forces Demolish Palestinian Building in Beit Ommar

10 March 2011

On the morning of Wednesday, March 9th, 2011, Israeli Forces demolished a barn belong to Mohammed Yunis Geiab Al-Alami in the Palestinian village of Beit Ommar in the southern West Bank. The Al-Alami residence is comprised of ten members of the family. The demolished structure was built 20 years ago. An Israeli military bulldozer had demolished the structure by mid-day, leaving the family stripped of an important element of their means of living.

The only explanation given to the family was that the building was too close to Route 60, the main road connecting the cities of Bethlehem and Hebron. Route 60 is currently utilized by both Palestinian and Israeli settler drivers. Three other demolition orders, all for Palestinian residences, were also handed out in the same area of Beit Ommar on Wednesday.