Skip to main content

Expanding settlements threaten Palestinian homes in Hebron

Some 30 families in Khirbet al-Aida in Hebron have received notices that their houses will be demolished and their lands expropriated to expand Israeli settlements.
Palestinian farmer Atta Jaber aided by his donkey ploughs his land facing the Israeli settlement of Kiryat Arba, Hebron, West Bank, April 4, 2021.

Samer Jaber recalls the place where he lives in Khirbet al-Aida — previously known as Khellat al-Aida — for its beauty and fertile land, and describes it as an oasis in the middle of Hebron, in the southern West Bank. Thanks to its fertile land, its inhabitants grow all sorts of trees, from almonds to grapes and citrus fruits. 

He said, “Settlement activities around the area not only threaten us, but also the trees and buildings.”

Access the Middle East news and analysis you can trust

Join our community of Middle East readers to experience all of Al-Monitor, including 24/7 news, analyses, memos, reports and newsletters.


Only $100 per year.