HEBRON, November 19, 2014 (WAFA) – Israeli army on Wednesday notified local residents in the locale of Khirbet Umm Al-Khair, to the south of Hebron, to remove their residential structures and tents, according to local sources.
Coordinator of the Anti-Settlement Committee, Rateb Jabour, said an Israeli army force broke through the village, located near the illegal Israeli settlement Karmel, and handed local villagers notifications to remove eight of their residential structures and tents.
The village is part of Masafer Yatta, a rural congregation of almost 19 hamlets. The 19 villages rely heavily on animal husbandry as the main source of livelihood. Located in Area C of the West Bank, under full Israeli administrative and military control, the village has been subject to repeated Israeli violations by settlers and army soldiers targeting their main source of living, livestock.
Palestinian-owned animal barns, health facilities, and residential structures have been demolished during the…
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