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Israel to evict whole Bedouin communities in Jerusalem
Israel to evict whole Bedouin communities in Jerusalem
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Occupied Jerusalem, ALRAY- The Bedouin community in al-Baba Mountain in the town of Al-Eizariya in occupied east Jerusalem stands stead feast fastness in face of Israeli plans that seeks to evacuate them. 


Even the children in the Bedouin communities do not wave their rights to their lands in the Palestinian lands, they keep repeated that al-Baba Mountain is our land and we will still here. 


The Bedouin resident Khaled al-Basha, 45, said that they were shocked with the Israeli occupation decision to evacuate all the community as a whole. 


Al-Basha described the decision to evict them and deport them from the Mountain as an unjust decision that aims to displace all residences without mercy. 


The Israeli civil administration noticed the Bedouin communities 10 days ago to evict their houses in the communities in the town of Al-Eizariya in the occupied east Jerusalem, that resides 57 Palestinian Bedouin families (including 300 members).


The chairman of the Committee of Services of al-Baba Mountain Attallah Mazarah warned of the eviction order which seek to deport all the community. He added that the Israeli occupation authorities demolish some houses in the community, but this time the decision stated to evict all the community. 


He stressed that the inhabitants of Al-Baba community along with all Bedouin communities do not accept a new deportation from their lands.


A lawyer of the community file a petition against the eviction decision of al-Baba community to the Israeli civil administration last Wednesday, but the administration did not respond. 


Mazarah called on the Palestinian authority to adopt a strict stance against the Israeli policy. 


Official of the Palestinian Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem Zakaria Ouda said that the Israeli measures in al-Baba community is part of the new old scheme that aims to evict the Bedouin communities to establish E1 settlement which will includes 12.000 settling units. 


Ouda explained that the eviction plan is part of bigger plan that seeks to connect 8 settlements in occupied Jerusalem, and separating the northern parts of the West Bank from the south. The plans will evict and isolate many Palestinian neighborhoods. 

"It is part of the Israeli plans that are named by the Israeli occupation government as Greater Jerusalem, whose borders extend to the settlements of Gush Etzion in the south, Ma'ale Adumim to the east and Giv'at Ze'ev in the north," he said.


This is part of a major plan aimed adopted the policy of ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian population in Jerusalem, in order to create a Jewish majority in exchange of a Palestinian minority. 


Oudah called on the Palestinian authority to get use of its relation with other countries to stop this plan and to exert pressure on Israel to stop its plans and policies that seek to expel Palestinians out occupied Jerusalem. 


The National Office for the Defense of Land and the Resistance of Settlements also warned of the Israeli settlement and displacing plans in the areas of Jerusalem
He explained in a documentary report that issued Saturday that the plan of evicting the Bedouin communities is one of the most dangerous ethnic cleansing plans in occupied Jerusalem. 


The office explained in the report that if the Israeli occupation succeeded in evicting the Bedouin community, it will be enable to isolate the occupied Jerusalem totally from its Palestinian connection. 


The Beduoin communities in occupied Negev were displaced from their lands in Tal Arar in Negev in 1948, and they resided in Palestinian lands near occupied Jerusalem, he stressed that there are aerial photographs backed to 1960s and 1970s that prove their presence in al-Baba Mountain and all the Bedouin communities.


Israeli occupation authorities built the isolating wall in 2003 around the Bedouin community in al-Baba Mountain, leading to reducing livestock and stealing water sources on which they relied .


Demolitions process have been raging at al-Baba compound for the last four years, reaching 52 demolitions, including a kindergarten, confiscating residents' vehicles, preventing them from renovating their homes and any expansion of the population.
The Israeli Civil Administration offered the residents of Jabal al-Baba material temptations to transfer them to the so-called "Jerusalem Gate" on the land of Abu Dis residents, but they refused all temptations. The last attempt was about a month ago, when the Israeli occupation forces demolished four houses and tried to get signatures of the population to find an alternative for them , but they refused, so that the Israeli occupation authorities issued a whole eviction orders and deportation.

 

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