Israeli authorities, on Wednesday, ordered 15 Palestinian families to evacuate their homes in the northern Jordan Valley, paving the way for projected military maneuvers in the area.
Local anti-settlement activist Motaz Bisharat told the Palestine News Net Work (PNN) thatÂ the Israeli Civil Administration served evacuation notifications to 15 Palestinian families, in preparation for army drills.
It wasÂ claimed that the evacuation is merelyÂ “provisional”.
QuotingÂ a PIC news correspondent, a Palestinian native inhabitant of the Jordan Valley said: â€śWhere should our children and wives seek shelter now? This has always been the case. Weâ€™ll be wandering in streets until military maneuvers are over.â€ť
How dare Israelis force us out of our own and only homes just to carry out drills and prop up military grip around our neck? Itâ€™s like stealing our loafs of bread and forcing us to pay the price,â€ť said an elderly woman.
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Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip and continues, into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.