Israeli settlers set fire to Palestinian agricultural lands in the Al-Tawana village on Friday, June 30, 2023, in Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron.
Osama Makhamra, an anti-settlement activist, reported that the settlers of the “Khavat Ma’on” illegal Israeli settlement built on Palestinians’ lands set fire to more than 10 dunums of agricultural crops of wheat, barley, and olive trees in the village of Al-Tuwana, which are owned by to the Palestinian citizen Fadel Rabei.
Rabei explained that the settlers released their sheep to sabotage the crops of the citizens in the village. They also damaged the property of the Palestinian citizens, who responded to this attack.
At the beginning of this month, the Israeli Supreme Court approved the expulsion of Palestinian residents of Masafer Yatta from the town, claiming that it is an Israeli military training area.
The Israeli newspaper “Haaretz” stated that the Israeli occupation has allowed the establishment of six random settlement outposts in the Masafer Yatta area, following the court’s decision.
The new far-right Israeli government coalition is pushing ahead with plans to establish and expand settlement units on Palestinian lands across the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem.
Two weeks ago, Israeli occupation informed the US administration of its intention to announce the approval of building at least 4,000 illegal settlement units across the occupied West Bank.
Over 650,000 Israeli settlers live currently in 164 illegal settlements and 124 outposts built on the stolen Palestinian lands of the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem.