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Palestinian children search for toys in the remains of their home in Jinba after it was demolished by Israeli bulldozers on February 2, 2016. Hazem Bader/AFP
Palestinian villagers brace for more demolitions after Israeli bulldozers leave 100 homelessJINBA // Palestinian villagers in a remote corner of the occupied West Bank are bracing themselves for more demolitions this week, just days after Israeli army bulldozers left more than a hundred people homeless.
The demolitions are the latest development in a 17-year dispute over Israeli plans to clear 1,000 Palestinian residents from a 30 square kilometre area of land south of Hebron to make way for an army firing-practise zone.
Villagers and their lawyers had been engaged in mediation efforts with the Israeli government to settle the dispute but last Monday Israel announced that talks had collapsed.
Ali Mohammed Jabareen, 54, a sheep herder and construction worker, lost the house he lived in with his wife and eight children on Tuesday when the army razed 22 residential buildings in the hamlets of Jinba and Halawa.
His son, who has five children, also lost his home. Both buildings were in Jinba.
The first night after the demolitions they stayed out in the open with just blankets to protect them from the elements. Mr Jabareen’s 3-year-old grandson was so traumatised he could not sleep.
“He was yelling that the army is coming and behaving like a mad person,” said Mr Jabareen.
The next night, they were able sleep inside tents provided by an aid agency. The grandfather was able to save mattresses, blankets, rugs and four solar panels from his home before it was demolished.
“There were two bulldozers here and border police and army jeeps. I would say there were 40 to 50 soldiers,” said Nidal Yunis, a local government official, standing amid the rubble of in Jinba.
Ten more residential buildings in the area were also marked for demolition by the army, but a court injunction obtained by lawyers for the villagers the same day blocked this from happening until a hearing is held on Tuesday.
This hearing at Israel’s High Court of Justice in Jerusalem will determine whether the army has a legal basis to destroy the additional buildings in the villages of Al Fahit, Majaz, Sfay, Um Tuba and Al Mercaz.
The piece of land termed by Israel as “Firing Zone 918” was first designated as a military training zone in the 1980s but it was not until 1999 that the army moved against the Palestinian residents, demolishing structures and forcibly evicting them.
A court injunction that same year allowed villagers to return to the area, pending deliberation of a legal challenge to the evictions. The court on several occasions referred the matter to arbitration, a procedure for resolving disputes outside of court. This last happened in September 2013 after 25 leading Israeli authors signed a petition asking that the villages be saved.
The European Union has also called on Israel not to expel the villagers or demolish their homes.
The arbitration process is secret and it is not entirely clear why the latest attempt failed. But according to Israel’s Haaretz newspaper, the army had asked to begin conducting monthly training exercises on the land lasting for several days at a time. The residents, who would have been forced to vacate the area during exercises, refused, Haaretz said.
The Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (Cogat), the military body responsible for civilian affairs in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, said the latest demolitions were “enforcement measures ... taken against illegal structures and solar panels built within a military zone”.
Cogat said that during the last two years, Israeli authorities had conducted “a dialogue process with the population in order to legalise the structures.” But it accused the Palestinians of being unwilling to “get the situation in order” and of continuing “illegal construction.”
Bron: Information Clearing House.