[News] Israel to evacuate 200 Palestinians in Jordan Valley for settlement expansion

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  Israel to evacuate 200 Palestinians in Jordan Valley for settlement
  expansion

Nov. 10, 2017 -http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=779461
JORDAN VALLEY (Ma'an) -- Israeli authorities are reportedly planning to 
evacuate some 200 Palestinians from their homes and agricultural lands 
in the Jordan Valley are of the northern occupied West Bank, according 
to local sources.
Member of the Jordan Valley municipal council Mahdi Daraghmeh told Ma’an 
on Friday that Israeli forces delivered demolition and evacuation 
notices to 30 Palestinian families in the Ein al-Hilweh and Umm al-Jamal 
villages in the northern Jordan Valley on Thursday, Nov. 9th.

The notices, which Daraghmeh said were dated Nov. 1st, gave the 
residents eight days -- until Nov. 9th -- to evacuate some 60 homes and 
structures voluntarily.

Residents are expecting Israeli forces to arrive to the area to demolish 
the structures anytime now, Daraghmeh said.

He added that the notices were signed by an Israeli army chief in the 
West Bank, and that the notices mentioned that the lands would be used 
for illegal Israeli settlement construction.

Earlier on Thursday, reports emerged on plans announced by the Israeli 
Minister of Housing to increase settlement construction in the Jordan 
Valley 
<http://aa.com.tr/en/middle-east/israel-to-double-number-of-settlers-in-jordan-valley/960811> 
and double the number of settlers residing the area from 6,000 to 
12,000.Since theoccupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, 
in 1967, <http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=777489>between 500,000 
and 600,000 Israelis have moved into Israeli settlements in occupied 
Palestinian territory, in violation of international law.

The estimated 196 government recognized Israeli settlements scattered 
across the Palestinian territory are all considered illegal under 
international law.

Meanwhile, Israeli rights group B’Tselem reported 
<http://www.btselem.org/planning_and_building/20170213_2016_demolitions>that 
in 2016 Palestinians experienced the highest number of Israeli 
demolitions since the group began recording the incidents.

At the same time, Peace now reported that Israel’s illegal settlement 
construction in the West Bankincreased by 34 percent in 2016 
<http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=777211>, with Israeli 
authorities initiating construction on 1,814 new settler housing units.
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