Israel: Israeli authorities seek house in house in Hebron
Two Israeli residents have been arrested for trying to build a home in a Palestinian village, the latest in a wave of arrests of Palestinians trying to move their homes from the occupied West Bank to Israel.
The Israeli authorities have also issued orders to stop building houses in the village of Bani Naim in Hebra, according to the Maan news agency.
Israel’s justice ministry on Monday ordered all Palestinians in the West Bank, including in Bani Yams, to move to Israel, in a move that comes a day after a court in the occupied East Jerusalem municipality approved the demolition of a building by Israeli settlers in the town.
The building had been planned as a temporary home for Palestinian refugees.
Israel has imposed restrictions on movement of Palestinians, including for the past several years, following a wave that began in 2015 when hundreds of Palestinian youths staged massive protests in the area.
The protests quickly spread to other parts of the West.
The Israeli government has not yet responded to the new orders.
Earlier this year, Israeli authorities issued orders for Palestinians living in the Hebron Hills to vacate a Palestinian home that they had built there.
The orders did not apply to those living in other areas of the area, including Hebron’s Shati refugee camp.
Last month, Israeli settlers raided and demolished a home near Hebron, displacing thousands of residents who had lived there for decades.