At dawn on Tuesday, Israeli forces demolished a home under construction in the southern West Bank city of Beit Omar, near Hebron. In a series of nighttime raids around the same area, soldiers arrested 21-year-old Asif Ali Jaradat.
The house in Beit Omar, which belongs to for Issa Nasser Akhlil but had been standing in some form for at least 16 years, fell along the Jerusalem-Hebron road, which the Israeli military tries to keep clear of buildings to prevent attacks on settlers.
In a rare case, the owners of the building had a permit, but the Israeli bulldozer destroyed it anyway. Israeli forces also demolished car parts belonging to local Palestinian Sabar Zamil Abu Mariyeh, bulldozed a field, and tore down 200 meters of fence.
Israeli soldiers tendered demolition notices to Majd Abu Mariyeh, another Beit Omar resident, for an unknown building.
In the village of Sa’ir, northeast of Hebron, about a dozen Israeli soldiers raided and searched the home of Naif Ali Jaradat, then arrested his 21-year-old son Asif and took him to an unknown location. According to Naif, the operation lasted hours.
Between the southern West Bank cities of Bethlehem and Hebron, four youths were arrested at an Israeli military checkpoint late on Monday night. The youths were Alaa' Ahmed Thuwabiteh, Ahmed Mohammed Taqataqeh, and Luay Thuwabiteh of Beit Fajjar village, and Ibrahim Qawasmeh from Hebron.
Israeli forces also destroyed a water well in the central Jordan Valley, according to eyewitnesses reporting to Palestinian news wire Wafa. Ibrahim Ishtayeh, a local farmer, said that well-demolition operations have been going on in the area for weeks.