Demolishing the tents of Arab Al-Ka’abneh in Beit Hanina…and the displacement of 53 individuals
August 19, 2013

The Jerusalem municipality crews demolished this morning the tents and facilities of Arab Al-Ka’abneh in the neighbourhood of Beit Hanina north of the city of Jerusalem. The Israeli forces surrounded the tents at around 6 a.m. and started evacuating the residents and then started the demolishing process, claiming that they are residing in the area without a permit. Wadi Hilweh Information Center was informed that the demolishing process resulted in the displacement of 53 individuals including children, women and old people and that they have no other place to go to, knowing that they have been staying in the area since 1948 after displacing them from their lands located in between Be'er Sheva and Hebron. The municipality crews demolished their “Barracks” in 1995, knowing that there are open cases in the courts against evacuating them from the land.