Israel occupation forces Jordan Valley families out for military training

Nearly 20 per cent of the occupied West Bank has been declared ‘firing zones’ since the 1970s, but according to the UN, some 80 per cent of these areas are not in fact used for military training

Israeli occupation authorities ordered on Saturday number of Palestinian families in northern Jordan Valley of the occupied West Bank to leave their homes to make way for Israeli military training.

Muataz Besharat, who monitors Israeli violations in the area, said that Israeli army handed notices to a number of families ordering them to leave their homes for several days next week in order to make way for the training.

The Jordan Valley forms a third of the occupied West Bank, with 88 per cent of its land classified as Area C, under full Israeli military control.

Nearly 20 per cent of the occupied West Bank has been declared “firing zones” since the 1970s, but according to the UN, some 80 per cent of these areas are not in fact used for military training.

However, when military training takes place, Israel forces families to leave their homes for hours or days at a time until the drill is over.

(Source / 14.11.2020)

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