Israeli authorities distributed, on Wednesday, eviction notices to 19 Palestinian families in the area of the northern Jordan Valley, as a prelude to using the lands for military purposes.Head of Al-Maleh Valley Local Council, Aref Daraghmeh, told PNN that Israeli forces served 16 families in the Al-Ras Al-Ahmar region with eviction notices, as they intend to use the area for military exercises from the 19th to the 21st of this month.

Forces also notified 3 other families in the area of Al-Burj, of similar plans for military training, from the 22nd to the 29th. The military training starts at 6 AM until 7 PM.

Mr. Daraghmeh added that this was not the first time valley residents were threatened with evicition, as hundreds of families were evicted last year as well.

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