QALQILIA, April 30, 2012 (WAFA) – Israeli army Monday informed Palestinian residents of Kufr Qaddoum of its plan to demolish several homes in the village located east of Qalqilia, said residents.
They told WAFA that employees of the civil administration, the arm of the Israeli military government in the occupied West Bank, accompanied by soldiers handed several people in Kufr Qaddoum demolition orders for their houses.
They were instructed to refer to the planning and building department in Beit El, the settlement near Ramallah where the civil administration is based, if they want to file a complaint.
The Israeli authorities want to turn most of Kufr Qaddoum land into area controlled by nearby settlements or roads leading to the settlements.
Residents of Kufr Qaddoum have been holding weekly protests in the village against settlement expansion at the expense of their village and land. The army crackdown against the village has been swift and harsh and many residents have been arrested for engaging in the popular non-violent protest movement.