HEBRON, Thursday, November 08, 2018 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Thursday notified Palestinian farmers to stay out of their lands in al-Mafqara village, in Masafer Yatta in the south of the West Bank, said a local activist.
Coordinator of the Anti-Settlements Committee, Ratib Jabour, said that Israeli forces handed Ahmad Mahmoud Hamamda, a local farmer, four orders to stay out of his 5-dunum farmland purportedly for being classified as state land.
Soldiers reportedly allowed Hamamda 45 days to leave the land.
Israel have often delivered demolition notices to mobile residential structures and sheds and halted the digging of wells in Khirbet al-Mafqara to make room for settlement expansion.
In December 2012, forces demolished a two-story, 120-square-meter mosque in the village.
Meanwhile, Israeli troops seized a tractor from the northern West Bank village of Ibziq, north of Tubas.
The tractor was seized purportedly for working on land in an area the army had declared a closed military zone without any reason.
This came as Israeli troops delivered a stop-construction order for a Palestinian house in the southern West Bank city of Beit Ta’mir village, southeast of Bethlehem.
Local anti-wall and settlement activist Hassan Breijieh said that the construction of the 120-square-meter house was halted purportedly for being built without a license.
The lands and house are located in Area C of the occupied West Bank, which is under full Israeli military rule and where Israel prevents any Palestinian construction or development.