Palestine News & Info Agency - WAFA
Homes: AL-MALEH, JORDAN VALLEY, December 10, 2012 (WAFA) – Six Palestinian families were forced to leave their homes in the village of Humsa, in the northern Jordan Valley, to make room for Israeli military exercises, head of a nearby village council said on Monday.
Aref Daraghme, head of al-Maleh village council, told WAFA that the Israeli army ordered the six families, comprising of 80 people, to leave their village until the army finishes the military exercises.
Palestinians fear that the process of ordering families to leave their homes to make way for military exercises is a prelude to emptying the Jordan Valley area of its Palestinian dwellers in order to take over the land.
Israel says the Jordan Valley, which makes almost 40 percent of the West Bank, will remain under Israeli rule in any future peace agreement.