Israeli occupation bulldozers on Tuesday morning have demolished a community center and a home in Umm Al-Kheir community in Yatta town, southern Hebron Hills. Israeli military jeeps broke into Umm Al-Kheir in the early morning hours. The Israeli civil administration and a tank followed them and began the demolition process. This is the second time the community center is demolished, adding that Israeli forces harass the people and restrict their movement since the community is located in C areas of the West Bank, which fall under Israeli civil and military control and face ongoing settlement expansion and demolition of Palestinian houses.
Israeli Occupation Forces weld-shut a Palestinian prisoner’s room in Yatta, southern Hebron Hills, and arrested 20 others from different areas. Local sources said that on Thursday after midnight, IOF broke into the family home of prisoner Younis Zain after surrounding it. Soldiers then weld-shut the prisoner’s room in the house by partially filling it with concrete, under the pretext of participating in plotting the Tel-Aviv shooting in which four Israelis were killed. After that, IOF arrested 20 Palestinians from their homes and on checkpoints and refugee camps around Hebron, Ramallah and Bethlehem areas.
Burkina Faso has notified the United Nations that it will withdraw soldiers deployed as peacekeepers in Sudan’s troubled Darfur region by July next year, the foreign minister said late on Friday. The West African nation, which has a battalion of 850 soldiers serving in the nearly 14,000 troop strong U.N.-African Union hybrid mission, has suffered a series of deadly attacks at home amid a rise in Islamist militant violence. Burkina Faso’s government said in May that it would seek to bring some troops home to help reinforce domestic security.