HEBRON, Monday, July 25, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli occupation forces today demolished a Palestinian-owned house in Umm Qassa community in Masafer Yatta, in the South Hebron Hills, displacing 10 people, according to a local activist.

Rateb al-Jabour, a local activist, said that an Israeli army force escorted a bulldozer into the southern West Bank community, located to the northeast of Yatta, where the heavy machinery tore down a residence belonging to a local resident displacing his 10-member family.

He added that the soldiers also removed and seized a residential tent belonging to another resident in Khirbet al-Buweib, east of Yatta city.

He pointed out that Israeli forces have stepped up demolitions of Palestinian dwellings and structures in the southern Hebron hills communities and have been denying the inhabitants access to electricity and water as a means to displace them and make room for colonial settlement expansion.

Meanwhile, the Israeli military authorities handed four residents of Nahalin town, west of Bethlehem, notices ordering them to demolish their agricultural structure, located in the southern part of the town, and five other residents orders to stop the construction of their agricultural rooms, to demolish the foundations of a house, and to halt the construction of a building.