A car wash in the Israeli city of Beit Hanoun is the latest example of the practice that Palestinians claim is widespread in the occupied West Bank, and is not being addressed by Israeli authorities.
The shop in the northern Beit Hanegev district is located in an area that Israel considers part of Jerusalem and occupied Palestinian territory, and houses a car wash and two restaurants.
In a statement to the Israel Radio News, a representative of the Beit HaMazal company, which operates the shop, said the owners decided to build a second car wash, which is not part of the shop but is located adjacent to the shop.
The Beit haMazalan company, located near Beit Ein, a West Bank settlement, is one of the companies owned by a Palestinian company, Yacob Properties, which also operates the Beite Beit Shalom neighborhood.
In 2013, a video showed the shop owner, who asked not to be identified, telling employees at the shop that he did not want the area’s residents to live in “dangerous areas,” adding that they should leave the area and “not worry about the cars.”
He said that he decided to construct the shop because it is near a mosque, which the company owns.
The Jerusalem Post was unable to reach the shop’s owner for comment.
In the video, he said that they had been trying to reach his father for several months and that the father had not been willing to move, and that he feared for his life.
The Israeli government does not acknowledge the existence of the Palestinian claim, but it has made efforts to prevent such claims.
In 2014, the Israeli High Court ruled that it was illegal to demolish Palestinian homes, and it said that the government’s response to the incident in Beit Hamas “does not meet international legal standards.”
According to a 2015 Israeli Supreme Court decision, the government cannot order demolition of homes in areas that have been established as a buffer zone, which means that they are not part-Palestinian territory.
A spokesperson for the Israeli embassy in Washington, who did not respond to an interview request, said that there was no official information on the incident, but that it is illegal to discriminate against residents in the West Bank.
“It is a violation of international law for Israel to demolisit homes of residents of the occupied territories, and any violation of this law is illegal,” the spokesperson said.