Israeli Army Threatens to Bulldoze Well in Yatta Town

Al-Khalil, 15 Dzulqa’dah 1437/18 August 2016  (MINA)  – The Israeli occupation army on Wednesday evening notified a Palestinian citizen of its intention to demolish a water well in Yatta town, south of Al-Khalil city.

Local activist Rateb Al-Jabour said the well is located in Umm Neir south of the town and belongs to Mohamed Al-Jabour.

This is the second and final demolition notice against the well, according to Jabour, The Palestinian Information Center (PIC) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

In another context, Israeli minister of construction Yoav Galant has declared Israel’s intention to increase the number of settlers in Gush Etzion settlement bloc, north of Al-Khalil, to half a million.

Galant made remarks in this regard during a visit on Tuesday to Gush Etzion, according to Jerusalem Post newspaper.

“We have an obligation to build in Gush Etzion. This place is important historically and strategically,” he told reporters.(T/P008/R07)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)