The Israeli military demolished twelve tents, on Tuesday, belonging to Bedouin families in the South Hebron Hills region of the West Bank. During the attack, seven persons were beaten.The tents housed the twelve families that live in Khirbet Um Neir, a small community of Bedouin farmers, and their livestock.

Within one kilometer of the Bedouin village is the illegal Israeli settlement of Suseya, and the area where the villagers have lived for generations is scheduled for Israeli annexation, in violation of international law.

Bedouin communities, which are traditional shepherding communities, are frequently targeted by Israeli expansion efforts.

These villages are considered ‘unrecognized’ by Israel, and both those villages in the West Bank and those inside what is now Israel have been demolished by Israeli forces hundreds of times since Israel’s creation on Palestinian land in 1948.