Humsa residents threatened with arrest if they do not leave their land and demolish their homes





JORDAN VALLEY, Thursday 08 July 2021 (WAFA) – Residents of the Bedouin community of Humsa Al-Bqai’a in the northern Jordan Valley, whose homes were demolished yesterday by the Israeli army, have been threatened arrest if they did not leave their land and destroy homes and move elsewhere, according to a local official.

Mutaz Bisharat, an official from Tubas governorate, said Israeli occupation soldiers today threatened residents who remained on their land despite their homes and structures being demolished that they would be arrested if they were not evacuating the area.

He said the soldiers had set up roadblocks to prevent anyone from reaching this area to help the community rebuild their destroyed homes.

The army yesterday demolished 27 residential and animal structures and water tanks, displacing 11 households, comprising about 70 people, including 36 children, and confiscated food packages and unassembled structures, leaving the community without food or water. They also confiscated all personal belongings, including food, children’s milk, clothing, hygiene materials and toys. In addition, their cattle are left without fodder and water.

The soldiers have transferred the membership of the community to another area, where they also intend to force the inhabitants to live.

MK


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