Author: samson Date: Jun 8, 2010 12:06
Israel evicts more West Bank families
The Israeli army is forcing more Palestinian families out of their
homes in the West Bank Tubas area, where Tel Aviv has set up a "closed
Israeli forces on Sunday delivered 10-day eviction orders to five
Palestinian families in two villages in the Jordan Valley, Ma'an news
agency reported on Monday.
The orders came days after Israeli settlers put up an illegal outpost
on the families' lands and took over the only water well in the area.
Locals say patrols of Israeli forces were sighted in the villages
since Sunday, "breaking into people's homes around the clock" as one
resident described, and delivering notices that families must evacuate
because the area is a "closed military zone."
The eviction will render 50 people homeless, according to Abdallah
Bisharat, a town council member from the village of Atuf.
Bisharat warned the move would be "devastating" for the Palestinian
families in question, who live off their lands.