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Jordan warns about Israel’s potential eviction of Palestinians in Masafer Yatta

AMMAN, Saturday, May 07, 2022 (WAFA) – Jordan warned yesterday about the consequences of an Israeli plan to evict 1,300 Palestinians living in about 12 villages in the Masafer Yatta region, south of Hebron province in the farthest south of the occupied West Bank.

Jordanian Foreign Ministry spokesman Haitham Abu al-Foul also warned against Israeli plans to approve the construction of 3,988 illegal settlement units in other areas of the occupied West Bank.

“The settlement expansion is a flagrant breach of international law and resolutions, on top of which is the UN Security Council Resolution 2334,” said Abu al-Foul in a press statement.

This statement came as Palestinian residents of Masafer Yatta vowed to stay despite Israel's High Court ruling late Wednesday night that the Israeli army could evict them.

Israeli rights group B'Tselem, said: “The justices have thus proved once again that the occupied cannot expect justice from the occupier's court.”

“The decision, weaving baseless legal interpretation with de-contextualized facts, makes it clear that there is no crime which the high court justices will not find a way to legitimize.”

The Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), which along with Masafer Yatta residents petitioned against the expulsion, said the verdict would have “unprecedented consequences.”

“The Supreme Court has officially authorized leaving entire families, with their children and their elderly, without a roof over their heads,” ACRI said in a statement.


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