Demolition (illustrative)
Demolition (illustrative)Flash 90

The Civil Administration has recently increased the demolition of illegal Palestinian Authority Arab buildings in Judea and Samaria.

There has been a significant increase in enforcement in Judea and Samaria, with an emphasis on the open areas, where a long battle with the Palestinian Authority has been waged.

Only last week, the Civil Administration demolished many houses in the areas of Mount Hebron, Binyamin and close to Beitar Illit and Zur Hadassah. The increase is also reflected in the fact that these are large permanent buildings.

Minister in the Defense Ministry Bezalel Smotrich commented: "We are upholding the policy we promised. We will continue to fight with all our might against the Arab takeover of open areas."

He added: "Lawlessness over land also affects security lawlessness; the government of Israel will fight both. I congratulate the Civil Administration and support the Supervision Unit in their efforts to continue this important task with greater dedication."