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Israeli army razes Bedouin homes in Nablus, leaves 25 homeless

Jerusalem24 – The Israeli military razed eight tents housing 25 members of the Malihat family, most of them children, in the village of Duma south of Nablus in the occupied West Bank this morning.

Israeli soldiers flanked by several heavy-duty bulldozers raided the small Bedouin herding community before 10AM and proceeded to raze the tents after the residents emptied their contents. The bulldozers also razed several sheep pens.

The village in Duma before (L) and after (R) the razing. [Source: Quds News Network]
The soldiers detained three Palestinians during the raid, including member of the local village council Thaer Dawabsheh.

Footage from the scene captured by journalist Mohammad Samarin shows a heavy-duty bulldozer tearing up the newly-laid tarmac on a road nearby, while soldiers detain a Palestinian man at the scene.

 

 

In addition to today’s 25 displaced, eight families comprising 50 individuals (including 22 children) were displaced when the army demolished eight houses across the occupied West Bank including East Jerusalem in the week running from 29 December to 4 January, according to the Palestinian Center for Human Rights.

The army also confiscated for the third time a tent serving as a temporary classroom in Masafer Yatta following the demolition of the children’s school in November.

The winter season has just begun in Palestine, with temperatures hovering in the single digits at night and heavy rain expected in the coming days.

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