Israeli Forces Demolish Structures in South Hebron Hills
On June 18th, the Israeli army, along with border police officers and DCO (District Coordination Office) officers entered in the Palestinian village of Khallet Forem, in South Hebron Hills, and demolished seven houses, a bathroom, and a shelter.
According to Palestinian witnesses, a woman was injured by the soldiers during the operation. The seven houses, the shelter, and the bathroom were owned by the Abu Dahar family. These demolitions involved at least 26 people, 12 of them are children.
In the same day, Israeli forces demolished the main road of Ar Rifa’Iyya Ad Deirat and built a roadblock in order to prevent the access from that road to the bypass road 356.
According to PHROC (The Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council), the recent wave of demolitions, arrests, attacks, killings, and total closure of large parts of the West Bank following the disappearance of three Israeli settlers is a form of collective punishment against the Palestinian people. This is in direct violation of Article 33 of the Fourth Geneva Convention that forbid reprisals against protected persons and their property, as well as collective punishment.
Operation Dove has maintained an international presence in At-Tuwani and the South Hebron Hills since 2004.
[Note: According to the Fourth Geneva Convention, the Hague Regulations, the International Court of Justice, and several United Nations resolutions, all Israeli settlements and outposts in the Occupied Palestinian Territories are illegal. Most settlement outposts, including Havat Ma'on (Hill 833), are considered illegal also under Israeli law.]
Click here to donate.
Click here to donate.
Recent Articles about Hebron Israeli attacks
Several Palestinians Injured Near Hebron Dec 19 14
Three Kidnapped In West Bank Invasions, Many Injured 09:00 Mon 22 Dec
Gaza: Israel Has Committed Genocide, says EU Delegation 01:39 Mon 22 Dec
Al Aqsa Raids Continue, Tension Prevails in Occupied Jerusalem 00:47 Mon 22 Dec
Israel Turns Historic Mosque Into a Museum 23:21 Sun 21 Dec
Army Opens Fire On Gaza Farmers, Fishers 13:01 Sun 21 Dec
Soldiers Kidnap Ten Palestinians In West Bank, Two Near Gaza Border 12:29 Sun 21 Dec
Palestinian Kidnapped in Hebron Invasion, Many Wounded 11:42 Sun 21 Dec
Abu Marzouk: “Hamas Is Committed To Ceasefire” 01:00 Sun 21 Dec
Israeli Navy Fires on Gaza Fishing Boats 23:06 Sat 20 DecFull Story