HEBRON, October 19, 2017 (WAFA) – Israeli forces demolished on Thursday several residential structures and tents in Khirbet Halaweh, in Masafer Yatta area to the south of Hebron in the West Bank, according Rateb Jabour, coordinator of the Anti-Settlement Commission.
He told WAFA that staff from the Israeli so-called Civil Administration, an arm of the military government, accompanied by soldiers raided the Bedouin village and demolished structures and tents used to shelter the residents.
Israeli authorities have demolished dozens of residential structures and animal barns in the area, citing construction without a permit as a pretext.
Many of the structures were donated by the European Union (EU) as part of humanitarian assistance to Palestinians living in the Israeli-controlled parts of the West Bank known as Area C and who are deprived of basic rights such as shelter, water and electricity as well as educational and health facilities.
The EU is demanding that Israel pay compensation for its destruction or confiscation of the homes, solar panels and other assistance it has provided to the Palestinian communities living in those areas.