Saturday, February 16, 2008

Israeli army destroys Palestinian homes

Amnesty International, Feb. 14, 2008

© Stop the Wall Campaign">Israeli army demolishes homes and animal pens of Palestinian families in Hadidiya, 6 February 2008

Israeli army demolishes homes and animal pens of Palestinian families in Hadidiya, 6 February 2008

© Stop the Wall Campaign


© Stop the Wall Campaign">Israeli army demolishes homes and animal pens of Palestinian families in Hadidiya, 6 February 2008.

Israeli army demolishes homes and animal pens of Palestinian families in Hadidiya, 6 February 2008.

© Stop the Wall Campaign


Every single home in the West Bank villages of Humsa and Hadidiya is slated for destruction. The Israeli army has declared most of the Jordan Valley, where the villages are situated, as a "closed military area" from which the local Palestinian population is barred.

The local Palestinian population – which has been there since long before Israeli forces occupied the area four decades ago – is being put under increasing pressure to leave the area. On the morning of 6 February, Israeli army bulldozers destroyed the homes and livelihoods of four Palestinian families in Hadidiya, in the Jordan Valley area of the occupied West Bank.

More than 30 people and their animals were left without shelter. The families of Mohammed Ali Sheikh Bani Odeh, Ali Sheikh Musleh Bani Odeh, Omar ‘Arif Mohammad Bisharat and Mohammed Sahad Bani Odeh included some 20 children.

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