4 Palestinian houses await demolition in Eid al-Fitr Published: Tue, 12-June-2018

Anger and anxiety has prevailed among the Palestinian citizens in Kafr Qasim town in the 1948 occupied territories after a number of houses were notified with demolition under the pretext of being unlicensed.

The Magistrate's Court in Petah Tikva settlement on Sunday, at the request of the Israeli police and the so-called Planning and Building Committee, decided to postpone demolition orders for four Palestinian houses in Kafr Qasim until Ramadan ends. The demolition is expected to take place during Eid al-Fitr.

Kafr Qasim town was occupied in 1948 and witnessed one of the bloodiest massacres in history in 1956. On 29th October of the same year, 49 Palestinian civilians were shot dead by the Israel Border Police while they were returning from their work on the eve of the Tripartite Aggression on Egypt.

Kafr Qasim, also known as "the city of martyrs", was established in the seventeenth century and it is over 300 years old.

The town was named after its founder Sheikh Qasim who was a resident of Masha village, west of the West Bank city of Salfit, before he settled there.

Source: Palestinian Information Center