Israeli occupation forces terrorized, Thursday afternoon, Palestinian residents in the village of Ein Hilweh in the Jordan Valley region of the occupied West Bank after searching and ransacking residential tents.

Local activist, Mahdi Daraghmeh said that five Israeli security guards in street clothes, stormed tents in the village, searched and ransacked them and terrorized their residents, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported.

Daraghmeh said an Israeli army force invaded the village while the guards were conducting the search and remained there for two hours.

On Wednesday, Israeli forces invaded Atouf area in the Jordan Valley and dismantled tents and animal barns belonging to Palestinian Bedouins.

For years, Israel has been trying to completely and illegally annex the Jordan Valley, which forms 30% of the West Bank, in an effort to gain its so-called ‘sovereignty’ by gradually driving the local Palestinian population out of the area. In other words; forced displacement, a crime against humanity, under international law, as applies to the occupying power of Israel.

Israel’s far-right Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to annex all the settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories and a large part of the Jordan Valley.

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Edited for IMEMC: Ali Salam