Israeli settlers backed by an Israeli army force started on Monday to construct a new settlement near the village of Yatta near the West Bank city of Hebron.

The Land Defiance Committee in the village reported that army caterpillers bulldozed the land and cut down trees to construct the new settlement which will be adjacent to another settlement in the area called Karmael.

The settlement will be built on 50 Dumams (12.5 acers) of land  that belong to Eid  Al-Hathaleen from the village, local sources reported.