Dozens of Israeli soldiers, accompanied by a number of military bulldozers, invaded on Wednesday morning the Khashm ad-Daraj and Um al-Kheir villages, east of Yatta town south of the southern West Bank district of Hebron, and demolished several structures. The soldiers also assaulted a pregnant woman, causing internal bleeding.Coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Settlements Rateb Jabour told the Palestine News Network that a large military force invaded Khashm ad-Daraj village, and demolished a cave, an external toilet, sheds and barns, and homes belonging to three residents identified as Mustafa Salem at-Tanbi, Ahmad Awwad at-Tanbi, and Eid at-Tanbi.
Soldiers also invaded Um al-Kheir village, east of Yatta, and demolished a clay oven used by the residents, and violently assaulted several Palestinians causing cuts and bruises.
Some of the wounded have been identified as Mo’tasem, Mousa, Tareq, Yasser, Amna, Maleeha and Suleiman al-Hathalin.
Jabour said the soldiers also attacked a pregnant woman, causing her internal bleeding before she was rushed to a local hospital.
The soldiers said settlers of the nearby illegal Karmiel settlement are “annoyed” by the wood smoke of the oven, adding that this is the third time the soldiers demolish the clay oven this week alone.
The attack led to clashes between the invading soldiers and local youths, and the soldiers attempted to kidnap a Palestinian but the residents managed to prevent the arrest.
Around 1200 Palestinians live in the Khashm ad-Daraj village, facing daily hardships due to ongoing attacks carried out by Israeli soldiers and settlers targeting farmlands, livestock, sheds and structures.
Earlier on Wednesday, the army demolished a home in Salah ed-Deen Street, in occupied East Jerusalem rendering eight family members homeless. http://www.imemc.org/article/69548