Israeli military forces Palestinian to demolish section of his home in Masafer Yatta area

Israeli force today forces a Palestinian resident to demolish part of his house in Khirbet al-Rakeez in the Masafer Yatta area to the south of Hebron, according to a local activist.

Coordinator of the Protection and Steadfastness Committees in Masafer Yatta, Fouad al-Amour, told WAFA that Israeli forces forced local resident, Murad Hamamdeh to demolish part of his house, an area of around 40-square-meters.

To be noted, the Israeli High Court on May 4 gave the army the green light to demolish 12 communities in Masafer Yatta and to displace over 1000 of their residents as part of a plan to seize their lands and homes under the pretext of turning the area into a firing zone for military training.

“Under international law, individual or mass forcible transfers and deportation of protected persons from occupied territories are prohibited, regardless of their motive,” said the EU in a tweet condemning the Israeli decision.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency