Extremist Israeli settlers, on Monday afternoon, took over a new houseĀ  on Al-Sahla Street,Ā  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 settlersā€™ 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 theĀ Ā 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.