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25 Bedouin Homes in Umm al-Hiran

What is affected
Housing Private
Land Private
Electricity, Sewage
Type of violation Forced eviction
Date 01 June 2007
Region MENA
Country Palestine/Israel
City Um al-Hieran, Atir

Affected persons (number & composition)

Total 125
Men 0
Women 0
Children 0
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Forced eviction
Land losses

- Land area (square meters)

- Total value
Housing losses
- Number of homes 25
- Total value

Duty holder(s) /responsible party(ies)

Israeli police, Israel Land Administration, Ministry of Justice
Brief narrative

In the unrecognized villages of Um al-Hieran and Atir, near the Yatir forest, the state filed lawsuits to evacuate and expel the approximately 1,500 residents in April 2004. In September 2006, the state obtained approximately 40 judicial demolition orders against almost all the houses in Um al-Hieran, and in June 2007 the ILA demolished 25 of those homes. Um al-Hieran dates from 1956, when the government moved the residents from their land in the western Negev, around today`s Kibbutz Shoval. Now the government wants the land of Um al-Hieran to construct a larger Jewish settlement, Hiran. The government never informed Um al-Hieran`s residents of its plans or invited them to be a part of the new community before attempting to displace them forcibly again.

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