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Families of ancient Palestinian village struggle to survive settler attacks

Al-Monitor spent the day with Muhannad Salah and his family, some of the few remaining residents of the historic Shushahla village in Area C that has struggled to survive amid settlement expansion.

On the road between Hebron and East Jerusalem, 5 kilometers from Bethlehem, the ancient village of Shushahla sits on a high mountain hill, defying settlement ambitions and the surrounding settlements of Efrat, Sidi Boaz, Eli Azar and Nefi Daniel.

In a house made of stacked stones and covered with tin ceiling panels, the three-member Palestinian family of Muhannad Salah, 39, lives in the village without any electricity or water supplies, let alone any paved roads.

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