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Israel halts construction of three houses south of Hebron

Israel halts construction of three houses south of Hebron

HEBRON,  Tuesday, March 01, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli forces today halted the construction of three Palestinian houses to the south of the occupied West Bank city of Hebron, according to local sources.

Yousef al-Basaytah, a local resident, told WAFA that the Israeli forces raided the area of Khirbet Um Qussa, one of the hamlets making up Masafer Yatta, and ordered a halt on the construction of three houses.

The houses, all of which are still under construction, belong to members of the Ka‘abneh family.

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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