Israel Orders Demolition of Water Tank near Hebron

HEBRON, March 24, 2015 (WAFA) – The Israeli authorities Tuesday handed a local resident of Um Nir, south of Hebron, an order to demolish his water storage tank, according to local sources.

Coordinator of the Anti-Settlement Committee in Hebron, Rateb Jabour, said an Israeli army force broke into the village and handed Mohammad Ali Jabour, a local villager, a notice ordering him to demolish the water reservoir, under the pretext it was constructed without a permit.

The incident came hours after the army demolished a water cistern, uprooted olive trees and handed two demolition orders in the village of Ta‘annak, to the west of Jenin, and al-Kom locality to the southwest of Hebron.

The village of Um Nir is located in Masafer Yatta, a rural congregation south of Hebron consisting of almost 19 hamlets, which rely heavily on animal husbandry as the main source of livelihood.

Located in Area C of the West Bank, under full Israeli administrative and military control, the area has been subject to repeated Israeli violations by settlers and army soldiers targeting their main source of living; livestock.

Operation Colomba – Nonviolent Peace Crops, has reported on a multitude of recurrent violations in the area, including house demolitions, demolition of animal barns and other health facilities.

 

WAFA