IOF return to attack Hamsa al-Foqa, remove Palestinians’ tents

Jordan Valley (QNN)- Israeli occupation forces once again returned to Hamsa al-Foqa village in the northern Jordan Valley to remove tents belonging to Palestinian families, whose houses were demolished last week by the Israeli forces.

Local sources said the forces arrived at the site and started to remove the tents in their efforts to force the Palestinian residents of the village to relocate to another area under the pretext the current location is a military training area, a pretext the occupation uses to empty the land from its Palestinian residents.

Last week, Israeli occupation demolished the tents and structures of the Palestinian families in Hamsa al-Foqa village, leaving 80 people, including 48 children, homeless.

The forces also confiscated materials that were humanitarian assistance funded by the EU to the village residents. The tents were also provided by humanitarian agencies to form as shelters to the residents.

Last November, Israeli occupation demolished eighteen tents that housed 11 families in the village, displacing a total of 74 people, more than half of which were minors, according to B’Tselem.

Almost 800 Palestinians, including 404 minors, lost their homes in 2020.

Throughout 2019, 677 lost their homes, up from 387 in 2018 and 521 in 2017.

(Source / 08.02.2021)

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