“With demolitions taking place every week, with settlers’ aggressions and by banning us from building or connecting to water or electricity, the occupation has tried to push us out of Masafer Yatta of our own will,” said a resident to The New Arab.

Israeli forces issued on Wednesday a demolition order for a Palestinian house in Masafer Yatta, in the southern Hebron hills.

The house is in its last stage of construction and was to become home to a family of eight, including four children. The demolition order was issued for lack of a building permit.