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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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Israel demolishes infrastructure, leaving Palestinian farmers without water for domestic and agricultural needs



In January and February 2017, Israeli authorities demolished water supply infrastructure in two areas in the West Bank. In the southern West Bank, authorities demolished seven water cisterns used by farmers and shepherds near the Palestinian…
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Means of Expulsion

For the past five years, Israel has been trying to expel some one thousand Palestinians who have maintained the way of life of their ancestors in the southern Hebron hills.

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