PALESTINIAN FAMILIES ORDERED TO LEAVE HOMES IN JORDAN VALLEY TO MAKE ROOM FOR MILITARY DRILL

The Israeli army forced, on Tuesday, 16 Palestinian families, to leave their homes, in the village of Khirbet Humsa al-Fouqa, in the Northern Jordan Valley, under the pretext of conducting military drills in the area, according to Aref Daraghmeh, a human rights activist.

He said, 103 Palestinian individuals were forced to leave their homes, at six in the morning, and will not be allowed back before eight at night, during which Israeli army units will be conducting war games in the area.

Israeli human rights groups say, the army uses the pretext of conducting military exercises in the Jordan Valley, in order to force the Palestinian families living there, to leave the area, as part of an ethnic cleansing policy.

The army has ordered families in the Jordan Valley to leave their homes for military drills three times, in the past two months.

Source: NAM News Network