Israeli forces routinely demolish Palestinian homes and structures in Masafer Yatta. (File photo via B’Tselem)
Israeli occupation forces have issued demolition and stop-work orders against several Palestinian structures in Masafer Yatta, in south of the West Bank, according to a local activist.
Coordinator of the Resistance Committees in Masafer Yatta, Fouad al-Amour, told WAFA news agency that the occupation forces handed five demolition notices in Khirbet al-Twani and Khirbet al-Rakiz against residential structures and water wells under the pretext that they were built without a permit.
He said that Israeli forces took pictures of several structures in the hamlets, raising concerns over an imminent demolition and mass-displacement campaign.
Over the past week, the occupation forces delivered several demolition notices and tore down a number of structures in Masafer Yatta as a means to forcefully displace the local residents and make room for the expansion of illegal Israeli colonial settlements.