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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Fayyad condemns Israeli demolitions in West Bank

RAMALLAH, (WAFA) – Prime Minister Salam Fayyad Thursday strongly condemned the Israeli demolition campaign targeting al-Aqaba, a village in the Toubas area of the northern parts of the Jordan valley, where it destroyed a house and razed two streets.

The Israeli destruction of Palestinian houses, water wells and recently-paved streets in the last two months stresses the Israeli government’s persistence to stop Palestinians from living on their land, said Fayyad.

He stressed that the streets will be re-paved, houses will be rebuilt and water wells will be rehabilitated for use.

Fayyad called on the international community to put a stop to the Israeli violations of the international law and protect the Palestinians.

Israeli bulldozers demolished early Thursday a house and two barracks, as well as razed the Peace Street linking the village to the northern Jordan Valley area and another street near the northern entrance of the village.