Israeli Forces Turn Palestinian House into Rubble in AlKhalil

Israeli Forces Turn Palestinian House into Rubble in AlKhalil

Israeli army frequently demolishes Palestinian houses in AlKhalil city. (Photo via: Social Media)

Israeli occupation forces earlier this week demolished a Palestinian house in Aj-Juwaya community, east of Yatta, in the southern West Bank district of Hebron.

Coordinator of the Protection and Resilience Committees, Fuad Al-Amour, told WAFA news agency that Israeli forces demolished a 150-square-meter house owned by Ismail Hussein Al-Nawaja, displacing his family, comprising 10 members.

Meanwhile, Coordinator of the Popular Anti-Wall and Settlement Committees, Ratib Jabour, said that the occupation forces handed the community residents demolition notices against three houses, a shack, an agricultural room, and four rainwater wells in last June.

He said the demolitions are designed to displace the population and to make room for the expansion of the nearby colonial settlement of Ma'on.

Masafer Yatta is a collection of almost 19 hamlets which rely heavily on animal husbandry as the main source of livelihood. 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.

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