Israeli authorities halt village improvement

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Israeli authorities yesterday handed down an order to Menizel village council, near Hebron city, to halt all building work on pipes and water tanks feeding water into the village.

Coordinator of Popular Resistence Committee, Rateb al-Jabour, told the official agency that the Israeli authorities presented member of the village council, Amad Rashid, with a notice of an order to halt the development of water pipes and tanks around the village.

Villages in the South Hebron hills are faced daily with new legislation, demolition threats and orders notifying owners that development is considered illegal by the occupying powers.

Demolition orders were delivered by Israeli officials yesterday for two tents in al-Mufaqarah village and one house, one tent and one cave in Jawwaya village, according to AIC.