Israel’s CA demolishes family’s home in Jabal al-Baba for the second time in 4 months, 20 Feb. 2018
At around 9:00 o’clock in the morning, Tuesday 20 February 2018, Israeli Civil Administration personnel came with a bulldozer and a police escort (Border Police and Israel Police) to the community of Jabal al-Baba, which is located near the town of ‘Eizariyah, northeast of Jerusalem. The forces demolished the shack that served as the home of the Abu ‘Aweidah family, thereby leaving the 13-person family – including 10 minors – without a home. In the course of carrying out the demolition, the troops arrested a community resident who lives near the family. This is the second time in less than six months that the Civil Administration has demolished the Abu ‘Aweidahs’ home, having demolished their home on 15 October 2017, along with three other homes. There are several demolition and demarcation orders currently pending against the community, whose residents have been obliged to wage a protracted legal battle to counter the authorities’ attempts to forcibly displace them. Since 2006, Israel has demolished 33 structures in the community, 27 of them had served as homes to 136 people, including 73 minors.