Palestinians Go on Hunger Strike to Protest Israeli Demolitions
NABLUS, January 28, 2012 (WAFA) – Some 20 Palestinian residents from Khirbat al-Tawil, a locale east of the village of Aqraba, south of Nablus, declared an open-ended hunger strike on Saturday to protest an Israeli plan to demolish their homes and force them to leave the area, said Ghassan Daghlas, an activist monitoring settlement activities in the northern West Bank.
He said the residents were protesting Israeli army night raids on their homes and orders to demolish them with an aim to empty the area of its Palestinian residents.
He said the Israeli military authorities consider the locale a "closed military area" while the villagers continue to file objections to the several demolition orders they have been receiving.
Israeli forces handed demolition notices to two homes in Khirbet al-Tawil 10 days ago and another three demolition orders to two brothers in Aqraba