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Israel razes agricultural structures south of Hebron

Israel razes agricultural structures south of Hebron

HEBRON, Tuesday, February 15, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli forces today razed agricultural structures in Masafer Yatta, south of the occupied West Bank city of Hebron, according to WAFA correspondent.

He said that Israeli military force escorted a bulldozer to Khirbet al-Fakhit, one of the hamlets making up Masafer Yatta, where the heavy machinery demolished a shack and an agricultural room belonging to Fuad al-'Amour, who serves as the coordinator of the local anti-colonial-settlement committees.

Al-Fakhit is one of the 19 hamlets making up the Masafer Yatta, 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.F.

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