Israeli forces demolished, on Wednesday, twelve houses and other structures in Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron in the southern occupied West Bank.

Media sources said occupation forces invaded the “Umm Al-Khair” community, southeast of Hebron and destroyed twelve homes and other structures owned by the Al-Hathalin family.

Sources added that Israeli bulldozers razed a 300 square meter house and four dwellings belonging to the citizen, Eid Al-Hathalin, in addition to two houses and five residences with an area of 400 square meters, belonging to Yasser Al-Hathalin.

Bulldozers also knocked down a tent belonging to a slain Palestinian, Suleiman Al-Hathalin, which had been standing for more than fifty years.

In addition to demolishing homes which provided shelter to at least fifty citizens, leaving them homeless, the army destroyed solar cells, water tanks, fences, razed land, and uprooted trees.

Meanwhile, in “Khallet Amira” south of the city, bulldozers demolished two tents owned by the citizen, Ibrahim Fansha, before withdrawing.

In related news, the Hebron Municipality released a press statement announcing that the Israeli occupation authorities plan to confiscate the old central vegetable market complex and a parking lot in the Old City of Hebron.

The Hebron Municipality affirmed its opposition to the move by occupation authorities’ policy of illegal settlement expansion at the expense of Palestinian lands.

It urged the international community to advocate for the Palestinian people and intervene to halt the ongoing violations perpetrated by the Israeli occupation.