Jewish settlers have seized a large area of the town of Yatta, south of the city of Hebron. The land grab is to expand an illegal settlement.
The Yatta coordinator of the Popular Committees Against the Wall and Settlements, Rateb El-Jabour, told Quds Press that the settlers cordoned-off around 3,000 square metres in the early morning. This, he said, was a prelude to the land's confiscation for expansion of a settlement near ancient Susya.
Similarly, the so-called Civil Administration delivered military demolition orders to five homes belonging to Palestinian families in El Tawany and Shaab El Butom areas in the east of Yatta.