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Israeli forces tear down tent south of Hebron, assault dwellers


HEBRON, July 5, 2018 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Thursday tore down a tent used as a shelter and assaulted the dwellers in the Palestinian herding community of Susiya in the West Bank’s south Hebron hills, said a local activist.

Coordinator of the Popular Committee in Yatta, Rateb al-Jabour, told WAFA that Israeli troops tore down a tent belonging to the family of Farid al-Jabour and assaulted the owners following a verbal altercation during a raid into Susiya community.

He pointed out that Israeli forces carried out the demolition without any prior notice and warned owners against setting the tent up once again.

The Susiya community, part of Masafer Yatta cluster of Bedouin villages, has been threatened with demolition, especially after the Israeli high court had ruled to demolish the village in 2015.

Masafer Yatta is located in Area C of the occupied West Bank, which Israel has full control over and prevent development or construction by Palestinians in that area while allowing free hand for Jewish settlers in building settlements or agricultural projects.


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