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Prevent the destruction of Palestinian homes

June 10, 2009

From Amnesty: The Palestinian villagers of Hadidiya and Humsa live in the Jordan Valley region of the West Bank. The Israeli Army has repeatedly demolished their family homes, most recently in February and March 2008, and the residents live under the constant threat that they will be forced out of the area.

They are denied access to water, electricity and the land they need to survive.

On 31 May 2009, the Israeli army told eight families, a total of 64 people, in Hadidiya that they would be evicted and another 11 families, who have contested earlier evictions orders, have been called to attend a hearing on 25 June 2009 at a military court. Amnesty believes that it is unlikely they will be allowed to stay in their homes.

On the same day, the Israeli army also delivered demolition and eviction orders to 17 families living in the hamlet Ras al-Ahmar, which adjoins Humsa. The orders claimed the area was a ‘closed military zone’ and some families have already started to demolish their own homes, rather than watch them be destroyed by bulldozers.

Please take a moment (literally) to appeal to the Israeli authorities on behalf of these families. Click through, add your name and email address – that’s all there is to it.

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