The Israeli military is planning to demolish dozens of houses belonging to Palestinians in the West Bank.
Israeli newspaper Haaretz reports that residences of several leaders of the Palestinian resistance movement of Hamas are among the houses set to be razed.
The latest demolition plan is regarded as part of Tel Aviv’s crackdown on the Palestinian resistance movement.
Only this Wednesday, Israel destroyed the house of a Palestinian man identified as Ziad Awad accused of murdering an off-duty policeman.
In February, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said Israel has demolished 390 Palestinian homes in the West Bank’s Jordan Valley in 2013, which resulted in the displacement of nearly 600 Palestinians. It noted that the numbers doubled in comparison with the year before.
Israel stepped up attacks on the Palestinians as part of a military search operation for three Israelis that had disappeared on June 12.
The Israeli regime claims the Palestinian resistance movement of Hamas is responsible for the deaths. Hamas however has rejected the allegation.