The rights group, Amnesty International has called on Israel to stop the demolition of the Palestinian village of Um Alhiran/Atir, and has condemned Israel’s demolition of three Palestinian houses in Lod.
Amnesty noted that the demolition is a form of forcible displacement and eviction and a violation of residents’ right to housing, where the village will be evicted without consulting the local population or offering them any alternative.
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Amnesty added that solidarity with the village in the Negev aims to prevent Israel from continuing implementing its plan, which aims at besieging the Palestinian community in the Negev and to prevent turning the area into a new Ghetto. Amnesty noted that the village lacks jobs and lead a very miserable economic and social life.
Amnesty called on the Israeli authorities to give the residents of Um Alhiran the right to housing and to live peacefully without being persecuted for expressing their opinions.