House demolition process

Israeli forces raze Palestinian house in southern Hebron hills

Israeli forced razed a Palestinian house in Aj-Juwaya community, east of Yatta in the southern West Bank district of Hebron.

Coordinator of the Protection and Resilience Committees, Fuad Al-Amour, said that Israeli forces demolished a 150-square-meter house owned by Ismail Hussein Al-Nawaja, displacing his family of ten.

Meanwhile, Coordinator of the Popular Anti-Wall and Settlement Committees, Ratib Jabour, said that "the occupation forces handed the community residents demolition notices against three houses, a shack, an agricultural room, and four rainwater wells last June."

He clarified that the demolitions, in addition to other restrictive measures against the community are designed to displace the population and to make room for the expansion of the nearby colonial settlement of Ma'on.

Masafer Yatta is a collection of almost 19 hamlets which rely heavily on animal husbandry as the main source of livelihood. It has been designated as a closed Israeli military zone for training since 1980s and accordingly referred to as Firing Zone 918.

Migrants protest living conditions in Athens

Dozens of refugees and migrants protested outside the refugee camp of Eleonas in Athens.

Protesters held placards and chanted slogans protesting about food quality in the camp and delays in processing asylum applications.

They also demonstrated against the decision by the Athens Mayor to close the camp down and move them to other camps.