November 25th, 2010
04:48 PM ET

Residents: Mosque destroyed in Palestinian village

A mosque and other structures were demolished by bulldozers in a Palestinian village in the West Bank early Thursday, according to village residents.

The Israeli Civil Administration said the demolished structures did not have "the required permits in a fire area, risking the lives of the population."

Residents of the village of Khirbet Yarza said they awoke Thursday to the sounds of bulldozers as Israeli personnel moved into the area. A mosque, seven metal structures, a tent and three animal sheds were demolished, residents said.

"Almost 200 military personal and 20 military jeeps and three bulldozers arrived this morning around 5:30 to the village and started demolishing structures and the village's sole mosque," Ahmad Abu Sa'ed, a Palestinian official and resident of the area, told CNN.

The village is home to some 200 Palestinians who largely depend on livestock and farming for their livings, he said.


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  1. Numbaoneballa

    While I don't agree with everything Israel does, destroying a structure built in the name of a warlord pedophile is admirable. Muhammad was a pedophile killer and Islam teaches hate.

    November 25, 2010 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  2. CaptainObvious

    The Israelis are in a difficult position. If they ignore fire permits in Palestinian buildings they will be blamed for neglecting the danger. If they destroy dangerous structures then they are seen as aggressors. I would hope that Israel government inspectors give people notice that the structures need to be up to code or they will be demolished. I'm not there so I don't know.

    November 25, 2010 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    oh big surprise, obama and clinton get in toruble jews instigate.

    November 25, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    oh yes cry about what happend a thouosnad years ago as you haul off your preists by the busload.

    November 25, 2010 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    have your fun for now jews, it will soon be over. Alhumdiliah.

    November 25, 2010 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    obama and those jews are having toruble understanding this whole " Gods Chosen " Thing.

    November 25, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    americans are still having trouble understanding even the most basic simple concepts.

    November 25, 2010 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    now you keep bowing and serving your jew and a-rab pimps america the wh.ore.

    November 25, 2010 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
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    bowto your gold and these womens v..aginas.

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  10. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    . You Are Not God.

    November 25, 2010 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    You Are not Above The Law.

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  12. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    and i am going to find, arrest< Try and hang and stone evry one of you war criminals. sooner o rlater.
    God Willing.

    November 25, 2010 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
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    November 25, 2010 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
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