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Settlers destroy solar panels in south Hebron hills
Published Thursday 27/03/2014 (updated) 29/03/2014 13:30
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HEBRON (Ma'an) -- A group of settlers from the illegal outpost of Mitzpe Yair on Thursday attacked and destroyed solar panels belonging to a Palestinian community in the south Hebron hills, locals said.

Witnesses told Ma'an that the settlers destroyed three out of five solar panels providing electricity to the small village of Khirbet Bir al-Idd.

The attackers fled before villagers arrived at the scene.

Local officials filed a complaint at an Israeli police station, where officers said they would search for the attackers.

Villagers told Ma'an that settlers frequently attack their property in an attempt to get them to leave the land so nearby Israeli settlements can be expanded.

Settler outposts in the south Hebron hills have an adverse effect on local Palestinian communities through a combination of physical violence and restrictions on movement.

Located in Area C, Palestinians in the south Hebron hills suffer from extreme electricity and water shortages and face violent intimidation from the Israeli army and radical settlers.

Less than 1 percent of Area C has been planned for Palestinian development, while some 135 settlements and over 100 outposts have been built in the same area.
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1 ) Arnold / Canada
27/03/2014 18:40
Everyone has a cell phone with a camera. Why is it that there is no picture / video of this stuff happening. At least where is the picture of the destroyed solar panels.

2 ) Mel / USA
27/03/2014 19:26
"...search for...attackers."? Riiight! Young IOF recruits/reservists & Border Police kids(considered 'arsim" by Ashkenazi's)are MORE afraid of,"the settlers(who)want to kill us and the Palestinians..","the settlers(have)a massive lobby inside the government to protect them...They should be folded...Their bodies need to be collapsed"(Border Policeman at Beit Horon speaking to author M.Blumenthal).Apparently,IOF/IDF &PALS have a COMMON enemy,in the illegal radical OUTPOST Kach-trash!?

3 ) Ros / Scotland
28/03/2014 00:47
The 'villages' in S Hebron Hills are often just a small number of tent dwellings, few have any equipment for taking photos/video footage. During the day there are often only mothers, grandmothers and children around. Even where cameras are provided who would have time to fetch them AND risk being beaten up by settlers? Attacks by settlers are regularly recorded by Operation Dove but have any arrests/prosecutions resulted? No, there are two sets of law here. Discriminatory unfortunately!

4 ) Golden Dome / USA
29/03/2014 06:07
I agree with Arnold. Why aren't there video phone pics of the terrorists destroying property taken either during these attacks or at least recording the damage? If an Israeli gets a stern look by a Palestinian they write about it for days. Here war crimes are committed against Pals and its rarely seen.
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