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Israeli settlers establish a new settlement south of Hebron

The lands on which the settlement was established are owned by citizens from the city of Al-Dhahiriya and the village of Zanouta

Jerusalem24 –Today, Sunday, settlers began establishing a new outpost and expanding another on the lands of Khirbet Zanouta, south of Hebron.

Local sources reported that the settlers installed a number of “caravans” on the lands of citizens in Khirbet Zanouta, owned by the Samamra, Abu Sharkh and Jabarin families, thus becoming the third outpost to be established within one year in that area.

The head of the Zanouta village council, Fayez al-Tal, stated that groups of settlers, with the protection of the Israeli forces, began this morning to establish a new settlement outpost on 20 dunums (about 5 acres) of the aforementioned lands, located near the so-called “Settlements Territory Council south of Hebron,” referring to the 20 caravans they erected.

He added that these groups expanded another outpost, which they had established two months ago near the site, on lands belonging to the Abu Sharekh and Jabarin families.

He considered that these outposts come as a prelude to seizing hundreds of dunums of citizens’ lands in that area, and implementing a settlement plan aimed at expanding the industrial zone of the so-called “settlement region” council, and linking a number of settlements established in that area with each other.

Mohammad Hamayel

Ramallah based journalist, Mohammad graduated from Al-Quds University with a B.A. in Media and Television. He has covered the 2015 Jerusalem Intifada as well as the Great March of Return for international media outlets. currently an editor/presenter at Jerusalem24. A UN alumni and a follower of global events and politics, especially American affairs.

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