The constructtion of illegal Arab structures has gathered pace all over Area C as the Palestinian Authority pursues this policy of encouraging illegal land grabs, illegal outposts and building on state lands.
Such activity is very evident in the South Hebron Hills, in the area near the ancient Jewish town of Susiya. Arab shepherds from the nearby town of Yata, a Palestinian Arab city of 80,000 in Area A, have created a new village there called Khirbet Susiya. They claim, that their families have lived on such land for decades if not centuries. There struggle has become the cause célèbre of the cadre of foreigners and locals wishing to harm Israel and its standing worldwide through mistruths, misrepresentations and outright lies.