Sunday afternoon, Israeli soldiers forced dozens of families out of their homes and residency barracks in Msafer Yatta area, south of Hebron.

Saber al-Hreiny, head of al-Litwani village council, which is one of 14 areas which belong to Yatta, said that soldiers and military bulldozers invaded the area and started leveling the homes and barracks, after forcing the residents out.

Al-Hreiny stated that soldiers leveled five residencies; one belongs to Ali Abu Jaber, in al-Dhab’a area, and four in al-Fakheet and Um Sarara, and belong to Mohammad Jaber Salama and his son Jaber, Mousa Abu Arram, and Mohammad Ismail Na’san.

“The army wants to evacuate us, and leveled our homes, in order to construct and expand settlements in the area”, al-Heriny said.

The families were living in residencies constructed using stones, metal plates and wood, after the army barred them from constructing homes.

In 1991, the Israeli high court ruled that the families should be evacuated from their homes, but the implementation of the court’s ruling was postponed for six years, after the families filed appeals to the court.