On Wednesday, Israeli forces cut off the water supply lines which provide water to the Masafer Yatta communities, south of Hebron.
The head of the Twaneh village council, Mohammed Rebâ€™i, said that Israeli forces cut off water lines which feed 17 communities in Masafer Yatta.
Rebâ€™i added that the measures come in the context of targeting citizens and their steadfastness in those areas, in an attempt to force them to leave their homes to illegal Israeli settlement expansion.
Israeli forces recently bulldozed a roadÂ that had been rehabilitated and connected the village of Twaned to the area of â€‹â€‹Khallet al-Daba.
According to the PNN, some 1,500 residents live in Masafer Yatta, and the Israeli occupation prevents the construction of roads and the provision of basic services, in these areas.
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.