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Under the pretext of building without permit, Israel demolishes house of a Palestinian detainee

HEBRON, Wednesday, May 11, 2022(WAFA) – Israeli occupation forces today demolished a house for a Palestinian detainee in al-Tuwani village, east of Yatta, in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, under the pretext of construction without a permit, according to a local activist.

Coordinator of the Protection and Steadfastness Committees in Masafer Yatta Fouad al-Amour said that Israeli forces escorted a bulldozer to the village where the heavy machinery razed the 70-square-meter house of Mohammad Fadel Rab‘i, reducing it to rubble.

Rab’i is a father of four who has been placed in Israeli detention for a year.

Located 14 kilometers south of Hebron, al-Tuwani locality consists of two hamlets, and together with Masafer Yatta, a collection of almost 19 hamlets, cover 37,500 dunums, and 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 the 1980s and is accordingly referred to as Firing Zone 918.



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