Israel forces 'order 15 families to leave homes'
Published Monday 11/03/2013 (updated) 12/03/2013 19:32
HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces on Monday ordered 15 families to evacuate their homes in the southern West Bank and said the area was a "closed military zone," a resident facing eviction said.
Abed Shalalda said 15 families from his tribe were told they would be evicted from their homes in al-Ganoub, east of Sair, by force if they did not leave within days.
The families live in caves and ancient stone dwellings in an area with fruit trees and water wells. Shalalda said all the residents had land ownership deeds.