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Israel’s campaign to displace Masafer Yatta communities begins with closure of access roads to two villages

HEBRON, Saturday, November 5, 2022 (WAFA) – The Israeli occupation’s campaign to displace and evacuate the Masafer Yatta communities in the south of the West Bank began with the closure of the entrances to the villages of Jinba and al-Markaz and Bedouin communities in Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron, isolating them from their surroundings.

The head of the Masafer Yatta village council, Nidal Younes, told WAFA that the occupation forces closed the entrances to Jinba and al-Markaz with dirt mounds and prevented people from entering or leaving them except through iron gates installed in the area.

He pointed out that the occupation authorities had threatened the residents a few days ago of seizing and impounding any vehicle seen moving in that area and fining its driver.

More than 1000 Masafer Yatta residents are facing the threat of forced displacement from eight communities after the Israeli High Court gave the army the green line in May to evacuate the villages and displace their residents under the claim of turning that area into a firing zone and a military training area.


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