Following years of legal challenges brought by Palestinian residents, in May 2022 the Israeli High Court approved the forced eviction of the Palestinian villages of Jinba, al Fakhit, Halaweh, Mirkez, Tabban, Maghayir al Abeed, and Isfey in the Masafer Yatta area of the West Bank. These evictions will displace over 1,000 Palestinians, more than half of them children.
Since the ruling, the Israeli army has repeatedly harassed residents in these communities; destroyed their homes, cisterns, and animal shelters; and conducted military exercises in the area. And this summer, Israel has demolished dozens of homes in the Massafer Yatta region, in the Negev/Naquab desert, and in East Jerusalem, while continuing to create unbearable living conditions that force Palestinian residents to leave their communities.
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