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US lawmakers urge Blinken to press Israel on Masafer Yatta evictions

The lawmakers called for the administration to pressure Israel on the evictions before President Joe Biden travels to Israel this summer.
Masafer Yatta

As President Joe Biden gears up for an expected trip to Israel next month, a group of US lawmakers are calling on his administration to pressure the Israeli government to halt the looming evictions of more than 1,000 Palestinians from their homes in the West Bank. 

Demolitions and evictions in Masafer Yatta, a rural part of the southern West Bank known to Israelis as the South Hebron Hills, are reportedly underway. Earlier this month, Israel’s highest court upheld an expulsion order affecting some 1,200 Palestinians, including some 500 children. 

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