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Settlers assault Palestinian family south of Hebron

HEBRON, Thursday, July 7, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers today assaulted a Palestinian family in Birin village, southeast of Hebron city, according to a local activist.

Rateb Jbour, an anti-colonial-settlement activist, said that a group of settlers showed up at the family house of Ibrahim al-Hreini in the village, muscled inside and brutally beat up the family members.

According to the Land Research Center, Israel has frequently issued military stop-construction and demolition orders against various residential and agricultural structures and dismantled barns in the locality, citing the lack of rarely-issued construction permits as a pretext.

In December 2017, Israel delivered stop-construction orders to the locality’s sole clinic and building intended to serve as a primary school for the community’s 60 children

In June 2019, as showed in a PLO’s Negotiations Affairs Department’s report, Israel seized 4,800 dunams of land from several localities, including Birin, for the expansion of Bani Haiver.

Located to the southwest of Bani Na‘im, Birin has a population of 160 and is flanked by Bani Haiver colonial settlement from the east and the settler-only bypass Road No. 60 from the west. Its residents were originally expelled from Naqab in southern Israel and now depend on agriculture and livestock as their main source of livelihood.  

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