Israeli forces demolish settlement homes


JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Jewish family was evacuated from its West Bank home by force before the house was demolished. 

About 100 protesters surrounded the home Thursday after two other homes in the Hashmonaim neighborhood were razed. The homes were believed to be violating the the 10-month West Bank construction freeze.

The owners of the last home to be razed had attempted to show the security forces proof that the house had been built legally, Haaretz reported. Family members had barricaded themselves inside to prevent the demolition.

Earlier in the week, several buildings were demolished in the northern West Bank settlement of Shavei Shomron.

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