Israeli forces on Tuesday handed notices to demolish 18 Palestinian structures in Umm al-Khair village in Masafer Yatta, in the southern occupied West Bank province of AlKhalil.
Fouad Amour, a local activist, was quoted by Wafa News Agency as stating that Israeli forces stormed the village and delivered demolition notices to eight villagers, identified as members of the Hathalin, al-Masri, al-Tibneh and al-Faqir families, purportedly for being built without licenses.
Umm al-Khair is the largest Palestinian community in Masafer Yatta, a collection of almost 19 hamlets which rely heavily on animal husbandry as the main source of livelihood. It is located in Area C of the West Bank, under full Israeli administrative and military control.
In a similar incident last week, the Israeli army delivered demolition notices targeting eight homes in Masafer Yatta.