Israel Destroys Palestinian Social Centre Built With HelpTuesday 24th of January 2012 10:46:41 PM
Israel destroys social Palestinian built with Spanish
Jerusalem, 24 Jan (EFE).- the Israeli army demolished today a dozen homes and structures Palestinian in the village of Mas'ha of Anata, including a community and a house built by Spanish volunteers with funding from the Spanish Agency for cooperation and development (AECID).
The demolition took place this morning in Anata, northeast of Jerusalem, diplomatic sources confirmed to Efe and the Israeli Committee against the demolition of houses (ICAHD).
One of the destroyed houses was home to a family of 17 members, who was evicted and left outdoors in the middle of the night, while the other is known as Beit Arabiya (Arabic House), the " of peace" where ICAHD carries out activities for the defence of human rights, told Efe from Anata Itay EpshteinCo-Director of the NGO.
Dozens of international volunteers in summer attend Beit Arabiya to collaborate in the reconstruction of Palestinian homes destroyed by Israel in occupied Palestinian territory, in a project financed by the AECID.
"this Act is part of the systematic persecution faced by movements""human rights and is one further demonstration that in this country the law of the Jungle Queen", stated to Efe Meir Margalit, co-founder of the NGO and Councillor of Jerusalem by the pacifist party Meretz.
Beit Arabiya, explained, "is an emblematic House which hosts activities for peace, conferences, meetings between Israelis and Palestinians and activists from around the world." "It is the fifth time they demolished and her return to lift."
As for other housing, recounted: "soldiers came at midnight, woke up to the children, took out them of beds, out them to the winter cold and destroyed his house with his own eyes." "It is difficult to find words to describe the cruelty of an action of this nature."
In addition to the two houses were built with Spanish , the Israeli army also demolished a dozen homes and structures of the adjacent Bedouin village.
According to ICAHD demolitions are due to the "systematic plan to move to the Palestinians in area C (60% of the West Bank, controlled by Israel) and forcibly transferred to the area to (controlled by the Palestinian national authority)".
The spokesman for the Israeli Civil Administration (military body that manages the occupation), Guy Inbar, confirmed to Efe that "were demolished five houses built without the necessary permits." "They had received orders to stop the construction and demolish them themselves, but they didn't."
The military added that occupants "nor attended convened view so that they show that they have the necessary permissions." "After all those steps were demolished houses."
Asked by the almost impossible for Palestinians to obtain permits for construction in area C, responded that "in the""last year have adopted some requests for building, and even if they do not receive permission, this does not mean that they can build against the law". EFE
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