In the morning hours of Thursday, 24 June 2021, Civil Administration personnel escorted by soldiers and equipped with a bulldozer came to the area of Badu a-Mu’arrajat-East, where the settlement of Mevo'ot Jericho was established. They destroyed a tin structure with a concrete floor that served as a food kiosk and was owned by a resident of the community. The forces also uprooted the kiosk’s road sign and disconnected the structure from electricity. On 16 June 2021, the Civil Administration had issued the kiosk owner a demolition order.
The owner built the kiosk in February 2021 to support his family, which includes six minors.
On 12 June 2021, at around 9:00 A.M., Civil Administration personnel came with a military, Israel Police and Border Police escort, as well as a crane truck, to the community of Badu al-Mu’arrajat (Dar Faza’) in the Jordan Valley. The forces dismantled and confiscated three tents that were home to two families numbering 17 people in total, including 9 children. They also demolished a livestock pen belonging to one of the families.
On 7 June 2021, the Civil Administration dismantled and confiscated residential structures three kilometers south of the community, leaving 37 people, including 24 minors.
On 7 June 2021, at around midday, Civil Administration personnel came with a military, Israel Police and Border Police escort, as well as a crane truck, a digger and a bulldozer, to the community of Badu al-Mu’arrajat in the Jordan Valley. The forces dismantled and confiscated a tent and four shacks that were home to four families, numbering 24 people, including 16 children. They also dismantled and confiscated a shack and four tents used as livestock enclosures, three tents used as livestock pens, three tents used as kitchens, two outhouses, 12 solar panels installed with funding by the Italian nonprofit GVC, and a generator used to operate a water pump.
In addition, on orders of the Civil Administration, two families in the community, numbering 13 people, including six children, were forced to personally demolish three tents that that they lived in, two tents used as livestock enclosures, a tent used as a livestock pen, a tent used as a kitchen, an outhouse and three solar panels, in order to prevent their confiscation if the forces dismantled them.
On 31 August 2016, the Civil Administration confiscated three residential prefabs, a shack used for raising livestock and portable toilets in the community. All the structures were donated to the families by a humanitarian aid organization after the Israeli authorities demolished their homes on 4 August 2016.
Yesterday (Wednesday, 31 August 2016), military and Civil Administration forces arrived in the afternoon in the community of Badiw a-Mu’arrajat to the northwest of Jericho. The forces dismantled and confiscated three residential caravans, a shack used for raising livestock, and mobile toilet facilities. All the structures were donated to the families by a humanitarian aid organization after the Israeli authorities demolished their homes on 4 August 2016. The destruction left 14 people homeless, including three minors. Fatima Malihat, whose home was demolished, stated in her testimony to B'Tselem: “They don’t want us to stay here. They are fighting to stop us making a living. Where should we go? They have demolished our home several times and they chase us wherever we go. Our life has become bitter and dark and we haven’t had a single good day. We are afraid even to put up a tent because they will just destroy it. Where should we go? We don’t have anywhere to go. Wherever we go to, they expel us.”
Israel’s regime of apartheid and occupation is inextricably bound up in human rights violations. B’Tselem strives to end this regime, as that is the only way forward to a future in which human rights, democracy, liberty and equality are ensured to all people, both Palestinian and Israeli, living between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea.