JCB machines demolishing homes and structures
More demolitions in Khirbet Humsah in the northern Jordan Valley on 8th February 2021.
Monday, 8 February 2021, Israel again confiscated most of the residential structures and livestock enclosures in the community of Khirbet Humsah al-Foqa, located in Area C in the north of the Jordan Valley. Israel’s Civil Administration personnel dismantled and confiscated nine tents that were home to 61 people, including 33 minors, as well as 12 other structures which included shade sails, storage shacks and a water container. They also demolished five livestock enclosures. Israeli authorities along with the JCB bulldozer then proceeded to the nearby village of Yarza to destroy more homes. The use of JCB’s equipment has led to Palestinians accusing JCB of complicity in the demolitions. See also a video of this demolition.
JCB in action on 25 November 2020 when its bulldozers were involved in demolitions in the South Hebron Hills. In Massafer Yatta this included seven residential homes, two toilet units and severing two kilometres of water pipes.
Further photographs of JCB equipment being used in the illegal demolition of Palestinian homes and other structures