Evictions from Umm Al-Hiran

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It may be too late to help this man, but please visit the ICAHD website to read more about the clearance of this village to allow the construction of the Jewish town Hiran, and what you can still do to help. Consider writing to the Israeli embassy and/or your MP.

Here is some information from the ICAHD article about this outrageous action by the  Israeli government:

Since August 2015, JNF bulldozers have been working to create Jewish “Hiran” on the rubble of  Bedouin Umm Al Hiran. Umm Al Hiran residents are willing to live in a mixed community with Jewish neighbors, an adjacent community, or anything other than being forced to move into the nearby Bedouin township of Hura, and give up their way of life. In Hura, the very pro government municipality says that they have no room because they have a waiting list of 2,000 for the 140 available plots.  They have gone to court to stop the allocation of plots to others. Advanced negotiations on a mutually agreed upon new location broke down when Israel insisted that the Bedouin move to Hura now, with no agreement, and then they would continue the discussions.  Umm Al Hiran residents fear that if they agree, the government will never speak to them again. Israel’s High Court ruled that justice is with the Abu Al Qian tribe, but they appealed to the Court “too late.”

Now, Israel is speaking to its Bedouin citizens with eviction/demolition orders, fines and threats that they will be billed for the demolition of their own homes. Seventy-four year old Ahmed Abu Al Qian and thirty family members were already pressured to “agree” to move, and are living in tin shacks in Hura. Musa and thirty additional family members are next in line. After that, 98 year old Amna….

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