PA condemns demolition of Bedouin village

May 7, 2011

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — The Palestinian Authority demanded Sunday the “immediate end to the continued acts of violence, displacement, and destruction carried out by the Israeli forces against Susiya residents.”

Referring to the demolition of 12 tent homes in the village of Amniyr, a tiny herding hamlet of Bedouins south of Susiya in the Hebron district, a government statement said “This small rural community has faced maltreatment and violations of their rights by the Israeli authorities.”

It is the third time the tent-homes of the herders have been destroyed. Israeli officials say they are living in a zone declared for military use and that their presence is illegal.

“We call upon UNSCO and the ICRC to bring these violations and the continued practice of internal displacement of persons to the attention of the UN Secretary General. We call upon the Israeli government to immediately end their continued practice of confiscating Palestinian lands, destroying Palestinian homes and property, and displacing Palestinians from their lands and homes,” the government statement said.



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