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Two settlers arrested on suspicion of attack on Palestinian shepherds

Today [17 June 2008], the Israeli police arrested two settlers suspected of attacking Palestinians in the Southern Hebron Hills. On 8 June 2008, four masked settlers with clubs attacked three members

30 April 2006 : Southern Hebron hills: Israel reinstates the cancelled barrier route "through the back door"

The army has recently issued new orders requisitioning land in the southern Hebron hills along Route 317 and a short section of Route 60. On this land Israel is now building a 41 kilometer-long concre

Khirbet Susiya – a village under threat of demolition

The Palestinian village of Khirbet Susiya has existed in the South Hebron Hills at least since the 1830s. Its residents have traditionally earned a living from shepherding and growing olive trees. In

New wave of demolitions in West Bank: Another phase in policy of expelling Palestinians from vast portions of West Bank

As of January 2016 Israeli authorities have stepped up efforts to expel Palestinian communities from vast areas in the West Bank, with a focus on the South Hebron Hills, the area around the settlement

Khirbet a-Duqaiqah

Khirbet a-Duqaiqah, South Hebron Hills, 19 August 2012. Photo: Nasser Nawaj'ah, B'Tselem The village of Khirbet a-Duqaiqah in the South Hebron Hills is home to over 300 residents. Although the village

Israeli demolitions in West Bank leave 56 Palestinians homeless

On the morning of 27 September 2016, Israeli authorities demolished 22 structures, half of which were homes, in five Palestinian communities throughout the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. Fifty-s

Masafer Yatta (Firing Zone 918)

In October and November of 1999 the Israeli military expelled the approximately 700 Palestinian residents of a dozen small villages in the southeastern Hebron Hills, east of Route 317. The residents o

Three days of destruction: Civil Administration demolishes 10 structures in South Hebron Hills and Wadi al-Qalt

More demolitions this morning in the Jordan Valley and Ma’ale Adumim Area Since this morning (Thurs. 7 April 2016), Civil Administration and military forces have been demolishing structures in several

Israeli authorities demolished 22 homes in Firing Zone 918 in the South Hebron Hills

This morning, 2 February 2016, Civil Administration and military forces came to the Palestinian communities of Khirbet Jenbah and Khirbet al-Halawah in the South Hebron Hills, which lie in an area dec

A Chronicle of Dispossession: Facts about Susiya

The Palestinian village of Khirbet Susiya has existed for at least a century. It appears on maps as far back as 1917 – decades before Israel began occupying the West Bank. Aerial photographs from 1980