HEBRON, Sunday, July 24, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli occupation forces ordered today a halt on construction works in three homes and a livestock shelter to the south of Hebron, in the southern occupied West Bank, according to local sources.
Rateb Jabour, a local Palestinian activist, told WAFA that the Israeli occupation army handed notices to local Palestinian residents asking them to stop construction in the three homes. The owners of the three homes were identified as Atwa Tueimat, Mohammad Kaabneh and Haitham Kaabneh.
The three homes are resided by 25 Palestinians, the majority of them are children, added Jabour.
Under Israeli apartheid regime, Palestinians are denied permits to build on their own land or to extend existing houses to accommodate natural growth, particularly in Jerusalem and Area C, which constitutes 60 percent of the occupied West Bank and falls under full Israeli military rule, forcing residents to build without obtaining rarely-granted permits to provide shelters for their families.
In contrast, Israel argues that building within existing colonial settlements is necessary to accommodate the “natural growth” of settlers. Therefore, it much more easily gives the over 650,000 Jewish Israeli settlers there building permits and provides them with roads, electricity, water and sewage systems that remain inaccessible to many neighboring Palestinians.