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Hamamra Family

What is affected
Housing Private
Type of violation Forced eviction
Date 03 June 2020
Region MENA
Country Palestine
City Khirbet al-Mafqra, in Masafer Yatta in the southern Hebron hills

Affected persons (number & composition)

Total 5
Men 0
Women 0
Children 0
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Forced eviction
Housing losses
- Number of homes 1
- Total value

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Brief narrative

Israeli bulldozers demolish Palestinian structure south of Hebron


HEBRON, Wednesday, June 03, 2020 (WAFA) – Israeli bulldozers today demolished a Palestinian residential structure in Khirbet al-Mafqra, in Masafer Yatta in the southern Hebron hills, displacing an entire family.

Coordinator of the Anti-Wall & Settlement Committees in southern Hebron Rateb al-Jabour confirmed that an Israeli military force escorted a bulldozer to Khirbet al-Mafqara community, where the heavy machinery tore down a tin-and-brick house besides to a tent, purportedly for being built without a permit.

The structure owner was identified as Ahamd Hamamra, who together with his family are now homeless, added Jabour.

Khirbet al-Mafqara is one of the Palestinian communities in Masafer Yatta, a collection of almost 19 hamlets which 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 area has been subjected to repeated Israeli violations by settlers and soldiers targeting their main source of living - livestock.

It has been designated as a closed Israeli military zone for training since 1980s and accordingly referred to as Firing Zone 918.

Israeli violations against the area include demolition of animal barns, homes and residential structures. Issuance of construction permits by Israel to local Palestinians in the area is non-existent.







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