TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Israeli regime’s military renewed raids and demolitions of Palestinian homes across the occupied West Bank on Friday and scuffles erupted between local residents and Israeli forces.

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In a video released on Friday, Israeli forces are seen punching several men as they were dragging them away. Residents said a number of Palestinians were also detained.

Israeli occupation forces demolished and leveled Palestinian structures and delivered demolition orders for other structures in the West Bank, Wafa reported.

Al-Quds and al-Hayat al-Jadida said that Israeli bulldozers demolished an inhabited house and the foundations of a school in the town of Yatta and to the east of the town respectively.

They added that Israeli bulldozers also tore down a tent and a mobile home in Beir Ouneh area of the Beit Jala city, located the west of Bethlehem.

In a statement on Friday, the Israeli Civil Administration alleged that the buildings in the Palestinian city of al-Khalil (Hebron) were built illegally.

The family who owned the houses said they were in the process of appealing to the Civil Administration to legalize the houses which were located in the strategically sensitive Area C of the occupied West Bank.

They added that Israeli bulldozers also tore down a tent and a mobile home in Beir Ouneh area of the Beit Jala city, located the west of Bethlehem.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida added in this regard that Israeli bulldozers razed two roads in the village of al-Walaja, located to the west of Bethlehem city.

Israeli officials have recently approved the construction of 6,000 new settler homes in the West Bank’s Area C, where the Israeli army has full control over the management of resources, planning and construction, and strictly limits Palestinian construction or development to less than one percent of the area.

More than 600,000 live in over 230 illegal settlements built since the 1967 Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and East Jerusalem al-Quds.

The UN Security Council has condemned Israel’s settlement activities in the occupied territories in several resolutions.