The Israeli army handed out military orders to renew the closure of 1000 shops and businesses in the old city area of the West Bank city of Hebron along with the closure of more than 21 streets in the area Monday morning.

According to the Hebron chamber of commerce, the loss of shops and businesses is estimated at $100,000 per day.

The office stated that these orders aim to drive Palestinians businesses from the area to allow for continued expansion of the illegal Israeli settlements in the area.

The shops and business have been continuously targeted by both the Israeli army and settlers with violent attacks and closure orders since the start of the second Intifada five years ago.

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