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    Beduoin Family Ordered Out of Their Home by the Israeli Army [Jayyous, Qalqilia] - Wednesday, December 31, 2003 (International Solidarity Movement Today, at
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      Beduoin Family Ordered Out of Their Home by the Israeli Army

      [Jayyous, Qalqilia] - Wednesday, December 31, 2003 (International
      Solidarity
      Movement


      Today, at 10:30 AM, Zarriffi, the mother and wife of the Abu Amar
      family reported that the Isreali army ordered them out of their
      home. The family was told that they must have a permit to live in
      their home because their home "is now located in Israel." After
      several hours of work with a human rights organzaition, the family
      was granted access back to their home.

      The family home of Abu Amar is located on the outside of the Israeli
      Apartheid Wall, opposite the village of Jayyous. They are the only
      family isolated from daily life there. The family attempts to pass
      daily through a gate in the Wall controlled by Israeli soldiers, but
      they are often harassed and denied passage.

      This is not the first time the Abu Amar family has faced such
      circumstances. Beginning on September 1, 2003, after the completion
      of the Wall, the Israeli army began to sporadically open the gate
      for the children so that they could attend school in their village.
      In order to survive, the family has received shipments of food and
      water sent over the Wall from the people of Jayyous.

      The gate the Abu Amar family passes through, the "south gate,"
      intersects what has historically been a road to land for some 25
      farmers to access approximately 700 dunams of land on this side of
      the village. On November 23, 2003, the Israeli army announced this
      gate closed permanently for anyone except the family of Abu Amar.

      The Israeli soldiers gave no reason for the family needing to leave
      other than to say that this was Israel and they did not have
      permission to live there because they never had a permit to build
      their home ten years ago.

      This family is in grave danger of losing their home and everything
      in it. While there have been no orders for demolition, it is clear
      that the intent of the Israeli army is to push the family out of
      their home.

      Please take action and demand that the family be allowed to stay in
      their home without daily harassment from Israeli soldiers! Please
      support the Abu Amar family and all the people of Jayyous in their
      struggle to access their land and live freely!

      For further information, please contact:

      Tracie (English): 065.203.543
      Mustafa (Arabic): 055.817.722

      END

      For activists wanting to mobilize support for the village of Jayyous
      and protest the continued harassment of the Abu Amar family and all
      the villagers, the following contact information can be used:

      DCO in Qalqilia region
      Phone: +972 (0)97 922 234 / +972 (0)97 759 219

      DCO Humanitarian Office:
      +972 (0)2 997 7733

      DCO Spokesperson:
      +972 (0)56 234 081

      IDF Spokesperson for Foreign Press:
      +972 (0)2 569 4454

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