200 Palestinians transferred

What is affected
Housing Social/public
Housing private
Land Social/public
Land Private
Type of violation Forced eviction
Date 22 January 2008
Region MENA [ Middle East/North Africa ]
Country Palestine
Location West Bank

Affected persons

Total 169
Men 0
Women 0
Children 0
Proposed solution
Details F E & P T Oust 200 Occupied Palestiniansin 2008.doc
Forced eviction

Duty holder(s) /responsible party(ies)

Brief narrative

Since January 1st 2008, the Israeli army demolished the homes of and evicted from their lands 208 persons in the occupied West Bank. Over half of those who have been forcibly displaced are registered refugees with UNRWA. Bedouin communities in the Jordan Valley (Area C), many of whom have already been displaced a number of times since the Nakba (1948), have been especially targetted. The home demolitions and evictions have affected the communities of al-Baqaa (55 persons lost their homes on 2 January), Furush Beit Dajan (39 persons on 3 January), Fasayil (83 persons on 3 January), Jiftlik (one person on 3 January) and Jahalin Bedouin (30 persons on 16 January).

Livestock and personal belongings were damaged because some families were not given time to remove them. While many families were able to seek temporary shelter with family and friends, some slept outside during some of the coldest winter nights in years. More families (Al Baqaa and Jahalin Bedouin) are at risk of imminent displacement as further demolition and eviction orders are pending.

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