Tue Feb 6th, 2024 at 10:59:12 AM EST
After occupation, abuse came the Security Wall more Apartheid and abuse, eviction, stealing Palestinian land which led to the new Gaza War, more dehumanization and genocide.
The Jewish State of Israel came with terror and continues with terror. When is ENOUGH, ENOUGH?
The 12 Villages of Masafer Yatta (Firing Zone 918) in the South Hebron Hills | Breaking the Silence |
For the last two decades, the residents of twelve traditional Palestinian villages in the area of Masafer-Yatta in the South Hebron Hills have lived under the constant threat of demolition, evacuation, and dispossession. In the 1980s, the IDF declared the area in which they live a “firing zone,” and, in 1999, evicted the residents of the area, based on a misleading claim that they are not permanent residents.
In 2000, following a petition to the Israeli High Court of Justice by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) and Attorney Shlomo Lecker, residents were allowed to return to the villages until the Court reached a final decision. Since then, residents have been in legal limbo and living under the constant threat of losing their homes.
In July 2012, the State announced that in accordance with the position of the Minister of Defense, the active firing zone would be slightly scaled back, such that four of the twelve villages would be able to remain, with the remainder slated for evacuation. In response to the State’s announcement, the Court decided to dismiss the old petitions and permit the petitioners to file new ones.
In January 2013, two renewed petitions were filed against the forcible removal of approximately one thousand residents of the area. The State has maintained its position supporting expulsion of the village residents since then, but in March 2018, it submitted a proposal for a pilot program to the Court, according to which residents of
several villages would be evacuated for fifteen weeks in a six-month period so that military training could take place in the area.
Israel holding 750 families in Hebron’s Area H2 under curfew for last month, in form of collective punishment | B’Tselem |
Education Under Occupation: The Story of a Masafer Yatta Schoolgirl | Carnegie Endowment for Peace |
The Oslo II Accord divided the West Bank into three administrative divisions: Areas A, B, and C. These distinct areas were each given a different status, according to the varying degrees of self-government the Palestinians would maintain through the Palestinian Authority until a final status accord was reached. Area A is exclusively administered by the Palestinian National Authority while Area B is administered by both the Palestinian Authority and Israel. About 2.8 million Palestinians live crowded into Areas A and B whose major Palestinian cities and towns are Hebron, Ramallah, Bethlehem and Nablus.
However, Area C, which includes a large number of Israeli settlements, is under full and exclusive Israeli control.
Some 60 percent of West Bank lands—which are home to approximately 300,000 Palestinians and include the major residential and development land reserves for the entire West Bank—have been classified as Area C. Israel prohibits Palestinian construction and development in Area C territory, advancing various rationales, including the claim that these areas are “state lands” and “firing zones.”
One such community that has been classified as belonging to Area C is Masafer Yatta, an area located in the South Hebron hills that is spread out over approximately 35,000 dunam of land. Agricultural communities have lived in Masafer Yatta for generations, and today, the region is home to twelve Palestinian communities which number approximately 2800 residents.
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