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Eight families threatened with displacement in Jordan Valley

Jerusalem24 – The Israeli occupation authorities have handed eight families of the Khirbet Humsa Al-Tahta community in the northern Jordan Valley “stop construction” notices.

Local activist Aref Daraghmeh told Jerusalem24 that the occupation forces raided Khirbet Humsa Al-Tahta on Monday night and distributed the stop construction notices, threatening the displacement of 36 residents from their homes.

Khirbet Humsa Al-Tahta is a Bedouin community of sheep herders. Since they live in mobile tents, the stop construction orders (rather than demolition notices) are intended to expel them from their place of residence.

Daraghmeh said the eight families received notices concerning about 30 facilities. The occupation forces also photographed many of the facilities that received notices during previous years.

Residents were given three weeks to bring their objections to Israeli court with a deadline set for 26 July.

Daraghmeh explained that this campaign was led and promoted by the settlements council in the West Bank.




Nadeen Alshaer

Alshaer is a Palestinian journalist, a Birzeit University graduate with a B.A. in TV and Radio Broadcasting Journalism. Alshaer has 6 years of experience in journalism. She currently works as a reporter, editor and presenter/producer for PBC-Palestine TV and Jerusalem24 radio. She’s a UN and Kelley School of Business alumna.

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