Israel orders 300 Palestinians in northern Jordan Valley to evacuate homes

(MENAFN- Jordan News Agency) Ramallah, Nov.12(Petra)-- Israeli army ordered some 300 Palestinians, who have lived in the Northern Jordan Valley for decades, to evacuate their homes and properties from the area, Haaretz Daily revealed on Sunday.

The newspaper reported this is the first time the Israeli army is using an eviction order against Palestinians based on a military order meant to enable the evacuation of unauthorized settlement outposts, adding that the order in question is known as the "order regarding unauthorized buildings." The "order regarding unauthorized buildings," on which the eviction notice is based, states in paragraph 6(b) that it does not apply to "anyone registered in the area's population registry," meaning Palestinian residents of the West Bank, the newspaper said.

The order was not handed to any of the affected Palestinians, instead, on Thursday morning Israeli occupation soldiers left it on the road near their houses, it also noted.

The notice, dated November 1 and officially known as a "declaration of delimited land," was signed by the commander of the Israeli forces in the West Bank, Maj. Gen. Roni Numa.

The order also bans anyone from entering the specified area for purposes of construction and mandates the removal of all property from that area within eight days of the day the notice was posted, the Haaretz explained.

12/11/2017 - 11:59:04 AM


Jordan News Agency

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