Israeli forces tear down tent, seize others near Hebron

Israeli forces today seized tore down a tent and seized two others in Masafer Yatta and to the east of Yatta village, south of the occupied West Bank city of Hebron, local sources said.

 

Foad al-Amour, a local activist, said that Israeli forces tore down a residential tent belonging to Haroun Abu ‘Iram in Khirbet al-Rakiz, one of the 19 hamlets which make up the Masafer Yatta area.

 

The soldiers also seized two others tents; one used as a resting station for hikers near an Israeli military station in the village of Susia, and another one used as a health unit, east of Yatta.

 

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.

 

Israeli violations against the area include demolition of animal barns, homes and residential structures. Issuance of construction permits by Israel to local Palestinians in the area is non-existent.

 

Source: Palestinian News & Information Agency-WAFA