IOA resumes building Hiran settlement in Negev

Hiran settlement in Negev

Nearly six months after Israel’s demolition campaign in the Negev village of Umm Hiran and the resultant events there, the Israeli occupation authority (IOA) resumed its plan to build a settlement called Hiran for Jewish settlers in its place.

The Israeli ministry of housing said the purpose of establishing the settlement is to prevent the Palestinian Bedouin communities from controlling the Negev land.

The settlement will be built on a vast tract of land in the northeast of the Negev desert, including the land of the village of Umm al-Hiran.

Umm al-Hiran is one of a large number of unrecognized Bedouin villages, which are exposed to systematic demolition campaigns in the Negev.

(Source / 01.08.2017)

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