Israeli soldiers demolished on Thursday ten Palestinian homes in the Hebron district, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.The army invaded Um Nir village and Yatta town, near Hebron, and provided protection to army bulldozers that flattened the homes and damaged infrastructure and roads, local sources reported.
The sources added that the army declared the village of Um Nir as a closed military zone preventing the residents from entering or leaving it.
In related news, soldiers invaded Al Saray’a and Abu Hindi Bedouin villages near occupied East Jerusalem, and handed eviction orders to fifty families living in the area. The residents were granted ten days to leave the area before the army demolishes them.
The families live in a valley that is located between the Kidar illegal settlement and the Maali Adumim settlement bloc.
The villagers are subject to frequent attacks by Israeli soldiers and settlers, yet, have continuously expressed their rejection to be displaced and removed from their lands.
Home demolitions and eviction are direct violations to the International Law, and all laws and regulations that clearly stipulate the need to protect civilians in conflict zones.