JORDAN VALLEY, Thursday, October 27, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli forces today ordered two Palestinian families in Khirbet Humsa al-Fawqa, in the northern Jordan Valley, to temporarily evict their homes to make way for military training exercises, according to a local official.
Mutaz Bsharat, an official in charge of monitoring Israeli colonial activities in the Jordan Valley, said Israeli forces handed notices ordering two families to leave their homes for three days starting Tuesday, November 1st so that the army can conduct military drills in the area.
The families were also ordered to leave their homes for 10 hours on Wednesday, November 9.
“It is extremely difficult for whole families, including children, to be evacuated on such short notice. With no properly arranged place to stay, they must find a way to ensure shelter, food, and drink away from home in the intense, grueling heat of the Jordan Valley,” said B’Tselem, an Israeli human rights center in a report on the army eviction of families for exercise reasons.
“The frequent evacuations force residents to put their lives on hold. They evoke fear and uncertainty and involve a great deal of inconvenience,” it had said.
Palestinians living in these areas have to also worry about left behind ammunition and bombs, which have led to the death of many Palestinians, including children, over the past years.