The Israeli occupation authorities today ordered a halt on the construction of three houses in Zawata village, northwest of Nablus city, according to an official.
Head of Zawata Village Council, Hafeth ‘Elwi, said that Israeli forces stormed the northwestern part of the village, where they posted notices ordering a halt on the construction of three houses, including two in the finishing phase.
Israel refuses to permit virtually any Palestinian construction in Area C, which constitutes 60 percent of the occupied West Bank and falls under full Israeli military rule, forcing residents to build without obtaining rarely-granted permits to provide shelters for their families.
In contrast, Israel much more easily gives over 700,000 Jewish Israeli settlers there building permits and provides them with roads, electricity, water and sewage systems that remain inaccessible to many neighboring Palestinians.