HEBRON, May 2, 2018 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Wednesday demolished two residential sheds and an animal barn, as well as seized the solar system panels in Masafer Yatta area, in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, said a local activist.
Ratib al-Jabour, coordinator of a local committee that monitors settlement activity, said Israeli army stormed al-Halawa hamlet in Yatta and demolished two residential sheds and a third used as an animal barn. The sheds belonged to local residents who was identified as Younis Abu ‘Eram.
The forces also seized the solar panels and water tanks in the area.
Forces reportedly detained two Palestinian brothers, including a 17-year-old teen, and severally beat up their third brother during the raid.
Israeli forces earlier Wednesday demolished five other residential tin-made sheds to the south of Yatta and seized the solar panel system which locals rely on to provide them with electricity.
Forces further demolished three sheds in Khirbet Janba, in eastern Yatta, as well as seized the solar system panels and water tanks in the area.
Masafer Yatta is classified as Area C, which is under full Israeli military control. Area C makes up around 60 percent of the area of the occupied West Bank, which Israel plans to annex after expelling its Palestinian population.
The EU has strongly criticized Israel’s demolition of structures it has provided to Palestinians in Area C as part of its humanitarian assistance program.