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The South Hebron Hills

Israeli policy threatens the existence of some 30 Palestinian villages in the South Hebron Hills. These are home to some 4,000 residents who mostly subsist on farming and shepherding. The policy is manifested in a near complete ban on construction, repeated demolitions of homes, roads and water cisterns, violence by security forces and non-enforcement against settler violence. This is all part of Israel’s longstanding policy of using the West Bank for its own needs and establishing facts on the ground to facilitate annexation.

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A month after the settler attack: Israel confiscates tent in al-Mufaqarah and destroys dirt road and main pipeline of Masafer Yatta communities in South Hebron Hills

In the morning hours of Monday, 25 October 2021, Civil Administration officials accompanied by soldiers and Border Police officers, and equipped with bulldozers, arrived at the community of al-Mufaqarah in Masafer Yatta. The forces confiscated a…

Acting the Landlord

60% of the West Bank is designated Area C, under exclusive Israeli control. It is home to 180,000 Palestinians and includes most West Bank land reserves. Israel, citing “state lands” or “firing zones”, largely prohibits Palestinian construction.…