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 forces clashed with Palestinian youths during a predawn raid in the village of Beit Ummar in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron. Clashes broke out between local youth and Israeli soldiers after the soldiers removed and stepped on a memorial poster of Ikhlayyil. Israeli forces fired tear gas at local youth, several of whom were treated on the scene. An Israeli army spokesperson said they were looking into reports.
Israel’s status at UN depends on its ending “occupation” and on the ability of Palestine to act as a state, warned special investigator and Canadian legal expert Michael Lynk before the General Assembly’s Third Committee, as the tail end of a question and answer session with regard to his first report as UN Human Rights Council special rapporteur on Israeli activity against Palestinians.