Posted June 26, 2020 06:03:06The village hosts fired by the Israeli army for shade and other needs have been evacuated to their home.
The fire broke out late Wednesday evening at the village’s main house in the West Bank village of Sakhnin, in an area under the Israeli military control.
It has since been extinguished and there were no injuries.
In the village of Qedar, south of the West Jerusalem district of Silwan, the village host of a nearby family was evacuated by fire trucks and military vehicles on Friday afternoon.
The family had been using the house for shade to protect their three young children from the smoke that engulfed the house.
The cause of the fire has not been determined, but a spokesman for the Israeli Civil Administration said the cause was unknown.
The IDF is still investigating the cause.
The village of Tulkarem, in the south of Jerusalem, has also been evacuated by the military.
The army has been conducting a controlled burn operation in the area, as part of a firefighting effort against the Palestinian firebombing of homes in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
The number of Palestinians killed by Israel during the Gaza war has been estimated at 1,500, according to the Palestinian Center for Human Rights.
The UN says the death toll from the conflict has reached over 10,000.
Israel has been bombing Gaza and the West on an almost daily basis since November 2015, targeting the enclave’s rocket and mortar sites and other targets.
The Israeli government says the war in Gaza is necessary to stop rocket fire into Israel and that its military operation in Syria is aimed at defeating the Islamic State group (ISIS) there and elsewhere.
However, UN investigators and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) have said the Israeli campaign has left more than 2,400 Palestinians, including civilians, dead since it began.