Palestinian PM vows to prevent Israeli demolition orders

Ramallah, June 24 (Xinhua-ANI): Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad on Sunday pledged to prevent Israel from demolishing a village in the West Bank.

"We will stand by our families in Susiya village to stop the final decision to remove it by all means," Fayyad told reporters in Hebron city before he headed to visit the nearby village.

Last week, the Israeli authorities delivered demolition orders against almost all the village's 50 makeshift homes, a shelter for 350 people.

The village is located in Area C, where Israel has security and administrative control, close to the Green Line, which marks Israel's pre-1967 war borders.

Israel says the structures were built without license, while the residents, mainly Bedouins, say Israel refuses to grant them building permits. (Xinhua-ANI)