Bedouin boys living in Jabal al-Baba in the remains of their family’s home which was demolished by Israel in 2017. (UN photo)
Israeli occupation forces raided on Monday Humsa al-Bqaia Bedouin community in the northern Jordan Valley and removed 12 residential tents recently placed to shelter dozens of displaced residents whose homes were demolished by Israel.
Mutaz Bisharat, an official with the Tubas Governorate, was quoted by WAFA news agency as stating that Israeli soldiers raided the community in the morning and removed the tents pitched in the area with assistance from international donors to shelter the residents who were left homeless following the recent Israeli demolitions.
He said Israeli forces also seized four water tankers and four water tanks.
The army demolished Humsa al-Bqaia community four times this month under the pretext that the area is designated for army training and displaced its community with a plan to relocate them to another area.
Palestinians say the army training is only an excuse to ethnically-cleanse the local community and give room to Israel’s illegal settlement activity.