HEBRON, November 10, 2014 (WAFA) – The Israeli authorities on Monday handed notices to demolish a school, three houses, and two tents near the town of Yatta, south of Hebron, according to local sources.
Coordinator of the Anti-Settlement Committee in southern Hebron, Rateb Jabour, said a staff from the Israeli Civil Administration handed residents of Maeen, a small village near Yatta, notifications to demolish the village’s school, in addition to three other houses there.
The staff handed notifications to demolish three houses belonging to Makhamreh family; one belonging to Isa, displacing his of family of 11, in addition to two other houses belonging to his brothers Yousif and Mohammad, both are adjacent to the nearby illegal settlement outpost of Avijayl.
The authorities further handed two brothers in the area; Sa’ad and Ihsan Shniran notices to demolish their two residential tents, displacing their families.
The village of Maeen, part of Masafer Yatta, is a collection of 19 small Palestinian villages south of Hebron, has been a frequent target for recurrent Israeli violations, including property demolitions and strict restrictions on the issuance of construction permits by the Israeli authorities.
The congregation relies heavily on animal husbandry and cropping as a main source of livelihood, a sector that has widely been targeted by Israeli settlers and soldiers as regularly reported by Operation Dove – Non-Violent Peace Corps.