On February 23, the Israeli occupation authorities demolished four Palestinian homes in the occupied West Bank.
Today, the village of Shaab al-Butm, east of Yatta (south of Hebron) witnessed the demolition of four houses made of brick and tin, which belonged to Palestinian citizens: Mohamed Ahmad Jabbarin and his brother Yousef, Othman Mohamed Jabbarin, and Khaled Khalil Jaber Jabbarin.
According to the coordinator of the Protection and Resilience Committees in the “Masafer Yatta” area and the mountains of south Hebron, Fuad Al-Amour; The four houses hosted around 40 people, including children, women and the elderly, who have become homeless in this freezing weather.
Al-Amour stressed that this move aims to displace residents of the village in order to expand the Avigal settlement, which is adjacent to the village, and built on citizens’ owned lands in the south of Hebron.
According to the Palestinian Information Center; The Masafer Yatta area (south of Hebron) consists of 19 Palestinian villages in Area C, which is under the military and civilian control of the Israeli occupation.
In 2021, the occupation authorities have demolished or seized 862 Palestinian buildings in Area C of the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.