Extremist Israeli settlers, on Monday afternoon, took over a new house  on Al-Sahla Street,  in the old city of Hebron.

The house is part of the Qaitoun neighborhood and is in need of reconstruction. A group of Israeli settlers, heavily guarded by soldiers, took over the house.

The soldiers facilitated the settlers’ entry into the house, according to the PNN.

The area has been closed since 2001, and while shop owners and closed-door owners are not allowed access, settlers are allowed to use the area.

Staff from the  Hebron Rehabilitation Committee removed an Israeli flag Jewish settlers had earlier put the house as a prelude to take it over, according to WAFA correspondence.

A complaint was also filed against the break in.