Palestinians inspect their belongings after Israeli troops demolished their tents in the Jordan valley, 12 June 2019 [Shadi Jarar'ah/ApaImages]
Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh condemned the demolition by Israeli forces of Khirbet Humsa al-Fouqa Palestinian community, in the occupied Jordan Valley and the displacement of its residents.
Shtayyeh said in a statement quoted by WAFA news agency that Israel's demolition of shelters and animal sheds as well as the seizure of tents that belong to two local families with 85 people is "organized state terrorism which involves ethnic cleansing of the indigenous population”.
Shtayyeh called on the international community to immediately intervene, condemn this operation, and provide protection to the Palestinians in the villages, towns, and hamlets facing large scale demolition of their homes and confiscation of their lands.
Most of the structures in the community were demolished in November of last year in Israel’s efforts to empty the Jordan Valley of its Palestinian residents as it seeks to annex it despite international outcry against the illegal annexation of occupied Palestinian territories.