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Israel settlers take over Palestinian home in occupied Hebron

Illegal Israeli settlers take over an Arab house in the occupied Old City of Hebron, West Bank, on 4 June 2018

A number of Israeli settlers yesterday seized a Palestinian house in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron, local media reported.

The spokesman of the Youth Against Settlements (YAS) movement, Mohammed Azghir, told Safa that the settlers took over a Palestinian house in the neighbourhood of Qaitun.

“The house is currently occupied by the settlers and is being guarded by the occupation’s military forces,” Azghir added.

He explained that the area has been besieged by the Israeli forces since 2001, noting that Palestinians have not been allowed to access it.

In 2016, the UN Security Council overwhelmingly approved Resolution 2334 which considered Israeli settlements in the 1967 occupied territories, including East Jerusalem, as “illegal”.

Fourteen States voted in favour, while the United States abstained without using its power of veto.

Read: Israel approves construction of 261 settlement units in Hebron

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