Occupation threatens to uproot 120 Palestinians near Tubas

[ PIC 02/03/2012 – 09:45 PM ]

JENIN, (PIC)– The Land Research Centre said that 120 Palestinians are threatened with being uprooted from their land after being handed notices to stop building in the hamlet of Khirbet Ibzik to the north of Tubas in the northern West Bank.

The centre said in a press release said: “As part of their vicious campaign in the Jordan valley, the Israeli authorities, have handed 18 Palestinian families in Khirbet Ibzik military orders stipulating the halting of construction of agricultural structures at the pretext of lack of planning permissions in an area “C” according to Oslo agreements.”

The centre said that these orders will result in the uprooting of 129 people from Kirbet Ibzik, from the Haroub family specifically, amongst 66 children. These military orders coincide with extensive military manoeuvres by the IOF which have so far resulted in the damage of 400 dunums planted with winter crops affecting dozens of farmers in the district of Tubas.

For his part; the head of Ibzik’s project committee, Ali Sawafta told the researcher of the land research centre that the Haroub family live in Ibzik since 1962, ie before the Israeli occupation in 1967 and said that the farmers there have tenancy contracts from the original owners of the land, but despite this the Israeli occupation authorities are trying to confiscate those lands claiming that they were government lands.

He added that Ibzik which lies 8 Kilometres to the east of Tubas is like other Bedouin areas in the Jordan valley suffer from lack of services like water and electricity, they get their water supplies using tractor-drawn tankers from Tubas.

The centre said that threat to the residents of Ibzik is a flagrant violation of international laws and conventions and human rights laws.

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