Israeli forces raided water pump rooms in the village of at-Tiwani, east of Masafer Yatta, Â south of the southern West Bank district of Hebron, said a local official.
Head of at-Tiwani village council, Mohammed Rabeâ€™, told WAFA that Israeli forces, accompanied by staff from the Israeli civil administration, raided the water pump rooms in the village, and conducted search operations for the pipelines supplying the eastern part of Masafer Yatta with water, in an apparent prelude to cut off water supply to residents.
The popular committee coordinator in Yatta, Rateb al-Jabour, said that this measure aims at forcing the residents, shepherds and farmers to leave the area for the benefit of settlement expansion.
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Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip and continues, into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.