World Bulletin / News Desk
Israel's municipal authorities have delivered eviction and demolition orders to 40 Palestinian families living in Jabal Baba area in Al-Eizariya town, east of Al-Quds (occupied East Jerusalem), a local activist said Monday.
“The Israeli army gave the Bedouin families until March 2 in order to evacuate the area,” Hani Halbieyh, spokesman for the Popular Resistance Committee, told Anadolu Agency.
“There is 350 person living in 22 makeshift homes in addition to dozens of tents on an area of 1,000 dunams. They will all become homeless,” he added.
According to one of the residents, the Bedouin families have been living in Jabal Baba since they were displaced from their villages in 1948 when Israel was established.
"They want to evacuate us, and we have no place to go. They displaced us once and they will not do it again,” he defiantly told AA. "I have seven children who will become homeless. Which law in the world would accept this?”
Israel currently seeks to evict local Bedouin tribesmen from their homes in the area to make room for a planned separation barrier that will separate the towns of Abu Dees, Eizariya and Swahreh from Al-Quds.
Jahalin Bedouins, who have already been displaced by Israel several times since 1948, currently live east and northeast of Al-Quds near the Ma'ali Adumim settlement, one of the largest Jewish-only settlements in the area of Al-Quds.
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