Official: Israeli forces evict 3 Bedouin families

Maan News Agency | July 10, 2012

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces evicted three Bedouin families from their homes in northwest Jerusalem overnight Sunday, a Palestinian official said.

Three families living in the Beit Hanina al Balad area were evicted from their caravan homes after Israeli soldiers raided the area overnight, director of the PA’s Jerusalem governorate Muhammad Taree said.

The families had been living in the caravans since their homes were demolished by Israeli forces in November 2011.

Their belongings were thrown away by Israeli forces upon eviction.

Israeli actions like these are akin to robbery and organized crime, Taree said.

Israeli forces also notified the families that they must move the caravans from the area under the pretext that they are living in Area C.

Legal action is set to be taken against Israeli policies of displacement by Husam Younis on behalf of the Jerusalem governorate.

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency says approximately 17,000 Bedouin live in the occupied West Bank. Most struggle with Israeli restrictions on their movements and access to grazing fields that are located in so-called Area C, where Israel retains authority over planning and zoning.

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Latest Reports of the United Nations

  • New UN Report Shows Sharp Rise In Palestinians Uprooted By Israeli Demolitions – IMEMC – Jan 27, 2012
  • Report OCHA – Demolitions & Forced Displacement – Year 2011 – Report | PDF

Israel’s Jerusalem municipality plans to build more than 50,000 (updated Dec 3, 2011: 85.000) new homes in the city’s occupied eastern sector over two decades:

  • 23,628 homes have already been approved, 20,263 in East Jerusalem and 3,365 in the west.
  • 13,824 are pending review, 12,819 in East Jerusalem and 1,005 in the west.
  • 23,266 housing units are still in planning stages, 19,281 in the east and 3,985 in the west.

Of these, the municipality plans:

  • 10,366 homes in northern East Jerusalem, including illegal Israeli settlement Pisgat Zeev and Palestinian town Beit Hanina.
  • 5,239 homes in southern East Jerusalem, including Gilo settlement and Palestinian district Beit Safafa.
  • 4,886 new units in central eastern Palestinian neighborhood of Silwan and Jerusalem’s Old City.

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Besides this, Israel approved plans to ethnic cleanse 57.000 bedouin from Palestine

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