On Wednesday, Israeli soldiers invaded the Ein Samia Bedouin community, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and demolished two residential sheds.

Hasan Mleihat, the general supervisor of the Al-Baidar Organization for Defending Bedouin Rights, said several army vehicles invaded Ein Samia Bedouin community in Kafr Malek village, east of Ramallah, after surrounding and isolating it.

Mleihat added that the soldiers demolished the two residential sheds owned by Hasan Salama Ka’abna and Najeh Mohammad Ka’abna.

The demolitions led to the displacement of 17 Palestinians, including children, women, and the elderly.

The Israeli army repeatedly targets Bedouin communities across the occupied West Bank, including near Ramallah, Hebron, Tubas, and the Jordan Valley.


The Israeli Information Center For Human Rights in the Occupied Territories (B’Tselem):

The ‘Ein Samia community, which lies east of the village of Kafr Malik in Ramallah District, is home to 28 families, numbering a total of about 200 people. Since the community was established in 1977, its residents have been living under the threat of expulsion and suffering violence by settlers and Israeli forces.

Since settlers established the outpost of Micha’s Farm about three years ago, the violence has increased, affecting not only the community but also the residents of al-MughayirKafr Malik, and other area communities.