Civil Administration displaces 5 families again from homes in Kh. Humsah
This morning, 1 May 2018, at 6:00 A.M., Civil Administration and soldiers arrived in two jeeps at the community of Khirbet Humsah in the northern Jordan Valley and once again temporarily removed five families from their homes, forcing them to leave their livestock untended. Yet again, the residents gathered in an isolated area about 10km from their homes; this time, the military trained there, too, maneuvering dozens of tanks and armored vehicles only several hundred meters away from where the families were gathered. The Red Crescent provided the residents with two tents for temporary shelter, until they could return home.
Soldiers, armored vehicles and tanks have been training in several locations near Palestinian communities in the northern Jordan Valley almost every day since 5 March 2018. Daily military exercises are a living example of Israel’s policy in the Jordan Valley and in Area C overall, designed to create impossible living conditions that will drive residents of Palestinian communities to leave their homes, ostensibly by choice.