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Soldiers expel Palestinians from pool in Area A to enable settlers to bathe undisturbed

On 7 April 2015, during the Passover holidays, a group of hundreds of settlers accompanied by Israeli security forces came to Birkat al-Karmil – a natural pool close to the village of al-Karmil, which

State’s response re firing zone 918 ignores the laws of occupation

The south Hebron hills area encompasses some 30 Palestinian villages that have been there for decades, since before Israel occupied the West Bank. The villagers earn a living as farmers and shepherds

Masked settlers suspected of attacking Palestinian shepherd near Mitzpe Yair outpost; police closes investigation

On Sunday afternoon, 14 July 2013, ‘Omar Hushiyeh, a 28-year-old Palestinian from the village of Khirbet al-Markez in the South Hebron Hills, was grazing sheep on his family’s land. The illegal settle

An open letter to Naftali Bennett By Nasser Nawajah, B'Tselem field researcher

Originally published by Ha'aretz Dear Minister Bennett, My name is Nasser Nawajah. Although we have never met, I am sure that you have visited very close to my home. My neighbors from the settlement o

Civil Administration threatens to demolish most of Susiya village

Click here of updates On Tuesday, 12 June 2012, Israel’s Civil Administration distributed demolition orders to over 50 temporary structures in the Palestinian village of Susiya in the South Hebron Hil

Civil Administration threatens alternative energy projects in southern Hebron Hills

In January and February, the Civil Administration issued demolition orders against alternative energy structures – 95 solar panels and six wind turbines – in six villages in the Masafer Yatta area of

Khirbet Zanutah

The village of Khirbet Zanutah, located in the southwestern Hebron Hills, is home to 27 families who total 150 residents. For several generations the villagers, who earn their living as shepherds, hav

Barrier along Route 317

In October 2003, the Israeli government decided to build the separation barrier in the South Hebron Hills area north of the area’s main road, Route 317, which connects the settlement of Carmel with th

The South Hebron Hills

The region of the South Hebron Hills is in Area C of the West Bank, under full Israeli control. Israel’s policy there threatens the continued existence of some thirty Palestinian villages. The region,

Officer indicted for vandalizing Palestinian vehicles

On 12 and 13 October, B'Tselem documented eight vehicles owned by Palestinians that had been vandalized, apparently by soldiers, near Jenbah in the southern Hebron hills. The vehicles, which were used