The Israeli occupation’s campaign to displace and evacuate the Masafer Yatta communities in the south of the West Bank began Saturday, November 5, 2022 with the closure of the entrances to the villages of Jinba and al-Markaz.
This happens in addition to closing the entrance to the Bedouin communities in Masafer Yatta, to the south of Hebron as this resulted in isolating them from their surroundings.
The head of the Masafer Yatta village council, Nidal Younes stated that the occupation forces closed the entrances to Jinba and al-Markaz with dirt mounds and prevented Palestinians from entering or leaving except through iron gates installed in the area.
He pointed out that the occupation authorities had threatened the residents a few days ago of seizing and impounding any vehicle seen moving in that area and fining its driver.
More than 1000 Masafer Yatta residents are facing the threat of forced displacement from eight communities after the Israeli Supreme Court allowed the Israeli forces in May to displace the villages their residents under the claim of turning that area into a firing zone and a military training area.