HEBRON (Ma’an) — A group of settlers from the illegal outpost of Mitzpe Yair on Thursday attacked and destroyed solar panels belonging to a Palestinian community in the south Hebron hills, locals said.

Witnesses told Ma’an that the settlers destroyed three out of five solar panels providing electricity to the small village of Khirbet Bir al-Idd.

The attackers fled before villagers arrived at the scene.

Local officials filed a complaint at an Israeli police station, where officers said they would search for the attackers.


HEBRON, March 27, 2014 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers destroyed Thursday power-generating solar panels near Yatta in Hebron district, a local activist said.

Settlers from ‘Mztveh Yaˈir’ settlement, established on Palestinian lands to the east of Yatta, smashed five power-generating solar panels belonging to Khirbet Bir Al-Abed built with funds made available through the German Agency for International Development (GIZ), according to activist Naser Nawajʻa.

Nawajʻa along with the residents of Khirbet Bir Al-‘Abed called upon relevant international organizations and local institutions to intervene to provide protection for the residents against ongoing Israeli army and settlers’ attacks and to help them remain steadfast on their land threatened with seizure for the benefit of settlement construction.