Israeli bulldozers demolish structures near Hebron

Israeli bulldozers demolish structures near Hebron

HEBRON, Wednesday, August 11, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli bulldozers today demolished Palestinian structures to the east of Yatta city, south of the occupied West Bank city of Hebron, according to sources. Coordinator of the Protection and Steadfastness Committees, Fouad al-Amour, told WAFA that Israeli forces escorted bulldozers to Khallet al-Dabe‘ area, east of the city, where the heavy machineries demolished a rainwater collection well belonging to Fekri Dababsah. He pointed that the well was demolished under the pretext that it was built in Area C. Additionally, the bulldozers tore down an agricultural shack for the second time in the area of al-Fakhit, east of Yatta, owned by local resident Akram Abu Sabha. Israeli forces also tore down an agricultural room besides to a 100-square-meter house belonging Muhammad Dababsah, displacing his family comprising over 12 members. Al-Fakhit is one of the 19 hamlets making up the Masafer Yatta, 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. K.T./ K.F.

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