(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Israeli forces and civil administration officers issued demolition and eviction orders to 40 Palestinian families in East Jerusalem.
Popular committee spokesman Hani Halabiya said that civil administration officers delivered the orders to families in the Jabal al-Baba neighborhood of al-Ezariy
The families, who mainly live in steel structures and tents, must leave their homes by March 3, reported the Palestinian Maan news agenc
Around 300 Palestinian Bedouins from Jahalin live in 22 homes made of steel, wood and in boards, as well as tents, Halabiya said. Israel is trying to displace the community of Jabal al-Baba to expand the nearby settlement of Maale Adumi
Last week, Israeli forces bulldozed five steel structures belonging to the Bedouin al-Jahalin community in al-Eizariya, leaving 55 people homeles
In the 1950s, the al-Jahalin community was forcibly displaced from its ancestral home in the Negev desert and resettled east of Jerusale
Israeli forces displaced groups of the community in the 1990s to make way for the Maale Adumim settlement.