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Israeli troops seize electric generator, construction material south of Hebron

HEBRON, Friday, September 30, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli troops today seized an electric generator and construction material from Palestinians close to al-Juwaya community in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, according to a local activist.

Fuad al-Amour said that the gun-toting soldiers confiscated an electric generator and construction material belonging to Mamdouh Da‘ajneh close to the community, east of Masafer Yatta.

The community has been a frequent target of army and settler attacks, including assaulting herders and denying them access to their pastures at gun point, grazing their cattle on Palestinian cultivated land, house demolitions, and seizing gardening tools.

Recently, Israel’s top court gave the army the green light to forcibly expel some 1,300 Palestinians living in twelve villages or hamlets making up the Masafer Yatta area, which relies heavily on animal husbandry as the main source of livelihood, marking one of the largest expulsions carried out by the State of Israel in recent decades.

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.


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