Civil Administration demolishes homes in Jordan Valley, 11 October 2018
On Thursday morning, 11 October 2018, at approximately 7:30 A.M., Civil Administration personnel came with a military and Border Police escort and two bulldozers to the village of al-Hadidiyah in the northern Jordan Valley. The forces demolished the home – made up of three huts – of a family of eight, four of them children, and a tent in which another member of the community lived. They also demolished a paddock and two livestock pens.
On the same morning, at approximately 10:00 A.M., Civil Administration officials came with a military and Border Police escort and two bulldozers to the area of al-Musafah, which lies east of the village of al-Jiftlik in the Jordan Valley. The forces demolished a pre-fab that was home to a couple and their child, leaving them homeless. The forces also demolished three livestock paddocks. They then continued south to the community of al-Mahruq, which lies east of the village of al-Jiftlik, and demolished two tents that were the winter homes of two families - 15 people altogether, seven of them minors - and two sheep and cattle enclosures.
The next day - Friday, 12 October - al-Hadidiya was declared a closed military zone from 8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. About ten soldiers, escorted by two police officers, came to the area and prevented Israeli human rights activists from helping the residents rebuild their homes. The soldiers arrested one of the activists.