Khirbet a-Ras al-Ahmar families served substitute all-night evacuation orders
On the morning of Mon. 3 April 2017, the Civil Administration (CA) arrived at Kh. a-Ras al-Ahmar in the northern Jordan Valley and served nine families with evacuation orders from Wed. 5 April 2017 at 5:00 P.M. to 5:00 A.M. next morning.
As a result, 40 people, incl. some 15 minors, will have to spend an entire night away from home.
Last week, the CA served ten families with evacuation orders for Wed. afternoon to Thurs. morning.
Yet no military training was then carried out on land near their homes and, contrary to past practice, the CA did not arrive to evacuate them.
Residents remained in a state of uncertainty all night long, concerned they might be evacuated.
Kh. a-Ras al-Ahmar is a small shepherding community located east of the village of Tammun; the settlements of Ro’i and Beka’ot were built nearby it.
In 2016, families from this community were temporarily displaced on ten different occasions by the CA and the military, citing essential military training train on their land. Israel must immediately cease the temporary displacement of communities as well as all other measures it takes in a bid to force Palestinians living in the Jordan Velley out of the area.