Illegal Palestinian City Being Built South Of Hebron

Palestinians recover belongings from the rubble of their family house after it was destroyed by Israeli army tractors early on November 25, 2010 in the West Bank village of Yatta near Hebron.

Ynetnews reports: A new Palestinian city is being built “illegally, with no permits, and under the noses of the Civil Administration” a spokesperson for NGO Regavim said Wednesday.

Oved Arad, head of the Regavim field division, raised this issue during a meeting of the Subcommittee for Foreign and Security Affairs for Judea and Samaria. According to their report, the illegal village is being built on ten thousand dunams of land south of Hebron.

Civil Administration designated to settle the Bedouin close to live fire zone 917, but the population has grown at such an exponential rate since then that the three areas have since merged into one continuous urban development the size of a city. See the video below:

Regavim claims to have reported these illegal construction activities several times to the Civil Administration and was told that orders were being carried out to stop this illegal construction.

However, construction continued, with houses, schools, medical clinics, and mosques being built at an alarming rate.Read more here