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Israel’s Forced Transfer of Bedouins a “Prosecutable War Crime”, says HRW

Occupied Palestine | فلسطين


DRAH | Sept 28, 2013

Gaza,(DRAH.ps)– Human Rights Watch has condemned Israel’s forced transfer of Bedouin families in the occupied West Bank, describing it as a “prosecutable war crime.”

 “The Israeli military should end its unjustified attempts to forcibly remove a decades-old community,” the rights organization’s Middle East director, Joe Stork, said in a statement on Thursday.

 On September 16, Israeli forces destroyed properties built by the Palestinian Bedouin in the village of Khirbet al-Makhul, in the Jordan Valley.

 According to UN sources, the move forced out 10 Bedouin families, including 16 children.

 On September 20, the Israeli forces manhandled a group of European diplomats trying to hand out tents to the families whose homes had been demolished.

 Diplomats from France, Britain, Greece, Ireland, Spain, and Sweden were accompanying aid workers.

 The troops threw sound grenades at the group and pulled a French diplomat out of an aid truck before…

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