Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories: Stop the transfer: Israel about to expel Bedouin to expand settlements
The Israeli army plans to forcibly evict and transfer 20 Palestinian communities from their homes in the area of the Ma’ale Adumim settlement bloc in the occupied West Bank. The plan aims to relocate the communities, a majority of which are Jahalin Bedouin, to a site about 300m away from the Jerusalem municipal garbage dump. Israeli authorities have not consulted with the communities, and the residents oppose the move. If carried out, this forced transfer would violate Israel’s obligations under international law and uproot some of the poorest communities in the West Bank.