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Civil Administration maps Susiya – residents fear imminent demolition

Photos: The CA representative and soldiers near one of the village's structures. Photo credit: Nasser Nawaj'a, B'Tselem A Civil Administration representative accompanied by soldiers arrived this morni
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Writers visit South Hebron Hills in West Bank, appeal to prevent expulsion of Palestinians from Firing Zone 918

Prominent Israeli writers Zeruya Shalev, Eyal Megged, Sayed Kashua and Alona Kimhi visited the South Hebron Hills in the West Bank yesterday. The writers met with the Palestinian residents of the vill
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Video: Police detained four Palestinian girls after a settler accused them of picking cherries from his grove

Police fails to protect the girls from settler violence but finds the resources to vigorously enforce the law on children for minor suspicions On Tuesday afternoon, May 27, 2014, the Shai Police detai
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Undeniable discrimination in the amount of water allocated to Israelis and Palestinians

Water truck at Khirbet Jenbah, South Hebron Hills. Village is not hooked up to water grid. Photo by Oren Ziv, Activestills, 3 January 2013. Following the Knesset debate today, B'Tselem publishes a sho
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New report to mark 46 years of occupation: Israel's control of Area C harms Palestinians throughout West Bank

Children of the Jahalin tribe. Israel plans to expel the area’s Bedouin villagers to expand the settlement of Ma’ale Adumim (background). Photo: ‘Amer ‘Awad, Reuters, 16 June 2012 Israel’s policy in A

Means of Expulsion

For the past five years, Israel has been trying to expel some one thousand Palestinians who have maintained the way of life of their ancestors in the southern Hebron hills.

Acting the Landlord

60% of the West Bank is designated Area C, under exclusive Israeli control. It is home to 180,000 Palestinians and includes most West Bank land reserves. Israel, citing “state lands” or “firing zones”

7 June 2009: Police close investigation in settler attack case

Recently, the Hebron police closed the investigation into the attack of Palestinian shepherds near Susiya in June 2008, on grounds of “offender unknown”. Description of the event: On 8 June 2008, ‘Imr