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Israeli Military Plan to Demolish Palestinian Village

The Israeli Defence Force (IDF) has served notifications for the demolition of Khirbet Umm al-Jamal in Wadi al-Maleh, in the Northern Jordan Valley.

These actions would displace about 150 citizens living there, said the Palestinian Information Centre over the weekend.

Critics describe the IDF's proposed action as "criminal", "heartless", "illegal" and "ethnic cleansing".

Wadi al-Maleh village council in the Northern Jordan Valley said that the IDF did not specify a date for the demolition. This has intensified the suffering of the inhabitants who are now waiting for demolition at any moment.

Aref Daraghmeh, head of the village council, appealed in a press statement on 30 November 2013 for action against the decision to demolish the hamlet and to displace the citizens from their lands.

He noted that Khirbet Umm al-Jamal was set up on an area of 7,000 dunums (1000 sqare metres), and has been inhabited by Bedouins for decades.

Daraghmeh stressed that the plan aims to completely displace the residents of the hamlet through the continued military pressure and the demolition of houses.

He added that this plan is part of a bigger scheme to displace the entire population of the Bedouin villages in Wadi al-Maleh in order to expand the Israeli settlements and entrench the illegal occupation.

By: Agency Reporter

2016-10-24T07:21:25+00:00 December 2nd, 2013|Categories: News|