Dozens of soldiers invaded, Thursday, several areas of the West Bankâ€™s Northern Plains, and ordered around 50 Bedouin families to leave their areas, as the army intends to conduct training. Previous repeated military drills led to burning around 4000 Dunams.Head of the Wadi al-Maleh Village Council â€˜Aref Daraghma said the soldiers decided to displace 27 families from al-Borj, al-Meeta and al-Maleh areas, 10 families in Khirbet Ebzeeq, and 10 families in Hamsa area.
Daraghma added that the army started many years ago, forcing dozens of Bedouins out of their lands and sheds for a few days each time, so that it can conduct military drills using live fire, including explosives.
He said that approximately 4000 Dunams of natural grazing lands have been burnt, as a result of repeated military drills in the area.
Related, April 28:
Fire from Jordan Valley Military Drill Burns Thousands of Dunams http://www.imemc.org/article/71385