Dozens of Israeli military vehicles and armored bulldozers invaded, on Wednesday morning, the al-Hathalin area, east of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, demolishing five homes and structures. Ibrahim al-Hathalin, an activist in nonviolent resistance against Israeli Settlements and the Annexation Wall, stated that several armored vehicles surrounded the homes and demolished them after declaring the entire area a closed military zone.

Al-Hathalin added that the five structures were inhabited by Palestinian families, and that the attack rendered dozens homeless.

The families recently received notices informing them the army intends to demolish their structures “because they are located outside the structural zoning plan’.

He said the residents, members of at-Tibna family, are part of the al-Hathalin Bedouin tribe, living in the eastern area of the Hebron district.