Jordan Valley (QNN)- Israeli occupation forces have ordered on Monday several Palestinian families in Khirbet Ibziq community, northeast of Tubas in the northern Jordan Valley, to leave their homes today for 10 days under pretext of military training.
Local sources said the forces handed five Palestinian families in Khirbet Ibziq notices, ordering them to leave their homes for 10 days under the pretext of holding military drills, which is set to start on Monday and ends on 15 December.
Until the end of the duration of the drill, the families, including children and elderly, are going to sleep in the open without any shelter in the bitterly cold winter that has already set in over the region.
The Jordan Valley is home to approximately 60,000 Palestinians, but nearly 90 percent of the land is part of the so-called Area C, the three-fifths of the West Bank that is under complete Israeli control.
It includes closed military areas and about 50 Israeli settlement outposts housing some 12,000 colonial Israeli settlers.