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Israel razes Palestinian house in southern Hebron hills

Israel razes Palestinian house in southern Hebron hills
Israeli solders are seen cordoning a house of as two bulldozers raze it in Masafer Yatta

HEBRON, Wednesday, November 03, 2021 (WAFA) –Israeli occupation forces today razed a Palestinian house in Aj-Juwaya community, east of Yatta in the southern West Bank district of Hebron.

Coordinator of the Protection and Resilience Committees, Fuad Al-Amour, told WAFA that Israeli forces demolished a 150-square-meter house owned by Ismail Hussein Al-Nawaja, displacing his family, comprising 10 members.

Meanwhile, Coordinator of the Popular Anti-Wall and Settlement Committees, Ratib Jabour, said that the occupation forces handed the community residents demolition notices against three houses, a shack, an agricultural room, and four rainwater wells in last June.

He clarified that the demolitions besides to other restrictive measures against the community are designed to displace the population and to make room for the expansion of the nearby colonial settlement of Ma'on.

Considered as one of the eastern suburbs of Yatta, Aj-Juwaya is heavily targeted by the Israeli occupation measures intended to obliterate Palestinian construction expansion.

Masafer Yatta is a collection of almost 19 hamlets which rely heavily on animal husbandry as the main source of livelihood.

Located in Area C of the West Bank, under full Israeli administrative and military control, the area has been subjected to repeated Israeli violations by settlers and soldiers targeting their main source of living - livestock.

It has been designated as a closed Israeli military zone for training since 1980s and accordingly referred to as Firing Zone 918.

Israeli violations against the area include demolition of animal barns, homes and residential structures. Issuance of construction permits by Israel to local Palestinians in the area is non-existent.

K.T./ K.F.


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