Bedouins Ordered to Stop Erecting Tents and Barns in Jordan Valley

25 Oct
6:14 PM

Bedouin families in the northern Jordan Valley were ordered, by the Israeli military, to stop setting up tents and barns in Khirbet Thra’a Awad, under the pretext they do not have permits for them, Aref Daraghmeh, a local rights activist, said on Thursday.

Daraghmeh told WAFA that the army informed the families to stop the construction until November 19.

Several Bedouin families, who are mainly shepherds, often move from one place to another as the winter season approaches, whereupon they set up home for several months to allow their livestock to feed in the open pastures.

Israel attempts to control movement and presence of the Bedouins in the Jordan Valley, a rich area of the occupied West Bank, which it aims to one day annex and fill with Jewish settlements.

(archive photo image, UNRWA)

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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.

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