HEBRON (Mon & # 39; an) – Israeli settlers, escorted by Israeli soldiers, removed a tent and mistreated a Palestinian man
in the Masafer Yatta village, in the south of Hebron on the southern West Bank.
Rateb al-Jbour, coordinator of the National and Popular Committee in southern Hebron, told the Wafa News Agency, the Palestinian Authority (PA), that Israeli soldiers and settlers invaded Masafer Yatta where a Palestinian identified as Youssef Abu Arram had a tent set up to protect his family until a wooden room, which he was building to replace the tent, was ready, put down the tent and confiscated his building material and wood. Al-Jbour said Israeli settlers tried to take the room while soldiers attacked another Palestinian, identified as Bassel Abu Arram, who tried to stop them, causing cuts and bruises on his body.
Around 3,000 Israeli settlers live in illegal Jewish settlements in the Yatta region, according to the Applied Research Institute Jerusalem.
The hills of South Hebron, known locally as Masafer Yatta, lie almost entirely in Area C, the 62 percent of the West Bank under full Israeli civilian and security control since the 1993 Oslo Accords.
Masafer Yatta residents were expelled at the time of the creation of a shooting zone in the 1970s and were eventually allowed after a long battle, but are under the constant threat of being expelled or their houses to be seen being demolished.