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Israeli forces demolish Qalqiliya shop

May 30, 2011 5:29 P.M. (Updated: May 31, 2011 8:22 P.M.)
QALQILIYA (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces on Monday demolished a building supplies shop in the northern West Bank village of Jinsafut east of Qalqiliya.

The store's owner Yousif Abu Sukkar said he was in his shop when an Israeli bulldozers and military jeeps arrived.

Abu Sukkar said forces gave him ten minutes to clear the shop's contents before they began to demolish the building.

"The store is made of steel bars and tin. It does not endanger Israel's security but they always use that as a pretext," he added.

Earlier on Monday, Israeli forces demolished a home and a barn in the Bedouin village Arab Abu Farda south of Qalqiliya.

A representative for Israel's Civil Administration said he would look into the report.
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