JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces delivered demolition orders to three Palestinian Bedouin families on Thursday near the town of al-Eizariya, local activists said.
Daoud al-Jahalin told Ma’an that civil administration officers delivered the orders to Ahmad Tarabin, Mahmoud al-Jahalin, and Salim al-Jahalin for three mobile homes housing 16 people in the Jabal al-Baba neighborhood east of al-Eizariya.
The families were told they could appeal against the demolition orders before May 18, 2015.
The homes are located around four kilometers east of Jerusalem’s Old City in the controversial E1 corridor.
E1 is an area northeast of Jerusalem and west of the illegal Israeli settlement of Maale Adumim. Israeli plans for settlement construction in the area have been strongly opposed by the international community, including the US.
Critics say Israeli settlement construction in E1 would divide the West Bank in two and make the creation of a contiguous Palestinian state — as envisaged by the internationally backed two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict — virtually impossible.