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People watch as the unrecognized Bedouin village of Umm al-Hiran and the future site of Hiran is evacuated, January 18, 2017. Credit: Eliyahu Hershkovitz

Israel Raids 3 Palestinian Villages Where Hundreds Are Slated to Be Expelled From Their Homes

 | Nov 30, 2017 12:47 AM

In the wee hours of Wednesday morning Israeli soldiers raided three West Bank communities that the government has earmarked for forced relocation: Palestinian shepherding communities Ein al-Hilweh and Umm Jamal in the north of the Jordan Valley, and the Bedouin community Khan al-Ahmar.

According to reports that reached the human rights organization Machsom Watch, the raids took place at about three in the morning.

Army jeeps with some 50 soldiers deployed among the tents and huts at Ein al-Hilweh and Umm Jamal. They collected the identification cards of the residents and held two of the residents for questioning in a jeep for about two hours. The ID cards were also returned after a couple of hours…


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