Thursday, February 10, 2011
Demolitions for the Fourth time / Demolitions pour la 4eme fois, Khirbet Tana, West Bank, 10.02.2011
(c) Anne Paq/Activestills.org, Khirbet tana, near Jordan valley, 10.02.2011
1st photo: one inhabitant who lost his home must now sleep in a cave.
One day after the demolition of around 20 structures, including at least two homes, the inhabitants of Khirbet Tana start cleaning up the rubble and rebuilding, 10.02.2011. Khirbet Tana is a small village of around 300 inhabitants located east of Nablus, close to the Jordan Valley. This is the fourth time the village faces major demolitions by the Israeli authorities. The school was demolished two times.
Photo 1: un habitant qui a perdu sa maison et doit dormir dans une grotte.
Un jour, après la démolition de près de 20 structures, y compris au moins deux habitations, les habitants de Khirbet Tana commencent à nettoyer les décombres et ont deja commencé la reconstruction, 10.02.2011. Khirbet Tana est un petit village d'environ 300 habitants située à l'est de Naplouse, à proximité de la vallée du Jourdain. C'est la quatrième fois que le village fait face à des démolitions majeures par les autorités israéliennes. L'école a été démolie à deux reprises.
Red Cross tents demolished in village
Published yesterday (updated) 09/02/2011 21:00
NABLUS (Ma’an) -- Israeli military bulldozers demolished barns and tents in Khirbet Tana village on Wednesday, marking the fourth time in a week dwellings in the area set up by the International Red Cross were forcibly taken down.
Beit Furik Mayor Ated Hanini told Ma’an that Israeli bulldozers demolished more than 25 barns and tents, calling the act a "crime against the Palestinian people."
PA official following settlement activities in the northern West Bank Ghassan Daghlas condemned the demolitions, calling on the international diplomatic Quartet to interfere and end the persecution of Palestinians on their lands.
A representative of Israel's Civil Administration said the demolitions were a part of "routine law enforcement activity against illegal building," and confirmed that approximately 19 buildings were destroyed.