Israeli soldiers invaded, Tuesday, the as-Sammou’ town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, before demolishing a residential tent and two barns, in addition to confiscating solar panels.
Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the National and Popular Committees against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, said the tent, the barns, and the solar panels, are owned by Ismael Mousa Abu Awwad.
Jabour added that the properties are on private Palestinian lands, are in Area C of the occupied West Bank, under full Israeli control in the occupied West Bank, where the Palestinians are largely denied construction permits, while Israeli continues its illegal construction and expansion of its colonies, in direct violation of International Law.
The occupied West Bank was divided into three areas – A, B and C – as part of the Oslo Accords, signed by the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and Israel, in 1993 and 1995.
The agreements led to the establishment of the Palestinian Authority (PA), which was granted limited powers of governance in Areas A and B.
However, the outcomes of the Oslo Accords have instead left Israel in complete control of the Palestinian economy, as well as its civil and security matters, in more than 60 percent of the West Bank, designated as Area C.