Military training in South Hebron Hills, 2-3 Feb. 2021
Yesterday, 2 February 2021, at midday, four busloads of soldiers and dozens of military vehicles, including tanks and armored personnel carriers, arrived and parked on the border of “Firing Zone 918.” The next day, at around 1:00 A.M., the forces began practicing shelling. The training lasted until the early morning hours and the sounds of gunfire and explosions aroused great fear among the residents of the communities in the area, especially in the neighboring Khashm a-Daraj community.
At around 6:00 A.M., the forces came to the community of Khirbet Jenbah in Masafer Yatta and roamed among residents’ homes and near the community school, and trampled fields of wheat and barley. They also damaged a cave used for storage belonging to one of the families, and damaged the road connecting Khirbet Jenbah and Khirbet Bir al-‘Eid.