Israeli forces order families to leave homes during army exercise
Published Wednesday 05/03/2014 (updated) 06/03/2014 17:51
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces raided the northern Jordan Valley on Tuesday and issued notices ordering Bedouin families to leave their homes the following day, locals said.
Locals told Ma'an that Israeli soldiers ordered 21 Bedouin families in Wadi Ibziq to leave their homes from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in order for the army to conduct military exercises in the area.
An Israeli army spokeswoman did not immediately return calls seeking comment.
Though most of the Jordan Valley is considered "Area C," under full Israeli military control, the Valley is a part of the internationally recognized Palestinian territories, which have been occupied by the Israeli military since 1967.