Facing expulsion


Demolition of one of the structures in the community of Lifjim

B’tselem reports on a regularly updated blog:

Thousands of people – residents of dozens of Palestinian communities located throughout Area C, the West Bank – face imminent expulsion by Israeli authorities on a variety of pretexts. The live blog will pool the regular updates we get from B’Tselem field researchers regarding the communities and any attempts by authorities to expel them. Click on the number of a community cluster and then on the tent icon marked on the map for further information about communities facing the risk of expulsion.

The information in the blog reflects the latest state affairs known to us and is updated as we receive new data from the field. For more on the communities facing expulsion, click here.

30 Nov 2022: Israel demolishes three residential shacks in community of Lifjim, leaving 19 Palestinians, 9 of them minors, homeless
On Wednesday, 30 Nov. 2022, at around 8:30 A.M., Civil Administration personnel came with a Border Police escort to the community of Lifjim (al-Fajam), which lies east of the village of ‘Aqraba in Nablus District. The forces demolished three shacks, leaving three families numbering 19 people in total, 9 of them minors, homeless. They also demolished two shacks and a tent that were used as livestock enclosures and a livestock pen belonging to the same families, as well as an agricultural storage shed and three livestock pens belonging to another family and an agricultural structure belonging to a resident of the village of a-Zawiyah.

29 Nov 2022: Israel demolishes homes of two families in village of ‘Ein a-Duyuk a-Tahta, Jordan Valley, leaving five Palestinians homeless
On Tuesday, 29 Nov. 2022, at around 7:30 A.M., Civil Administration personnel came with a military and Border Police escort and a bulldozer to the area of Isteih in the village of ‘Ein a-Duyuk a-Tahta, which lies in the southern Jordan Valley. The forces demolished two homes by power of Military Order 1797, leaving a young couple and a family of five, three of them minors, homeless.

23 Nov 2022: Israel demolishes school in Masafer Yatta as part of effort to drive Palestinians out of area
This morning, 23 November 2022, at around 9:00 A.M., Israel demolished a primary school built in the Palestinian community of Khirbet a-Safai al-Foqa in Masafer Yatta, in the part of the South Hebron Hills the military declared Firing Zone 918. The forces removed the tables and chairs from the classrooms and confiscated them. The demolition was greenlighted by Supreme Court Justice Isaac Amit, who cancelled the temporary order he issued yesterday freezing the demolition.

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