#AceNewsServices – JORDAN VALLEY – September 23 – The Civil Administration has filed for objections plans for establishing a new settlement in the Jordan Valley, where thousands of Bedouins will be forced to relocate.
The Civil Administration is advancing several such plans.
The current plan was drawn up without consulting the residents themselves, ignoring their needs.
It is part of the Civil Administration’s repeated attempts to concentrate the Bedouins living in the West Bank’s Area C in “permanent sites”, with a view to annexing most of this area to Israel and leaving it free for Israeli use, including settlement expansion.
The new settlement, to be named Ramat Nu’eimeh, will be built in Area C near Jericho, in the Jordan Valley, and is slated to house about 12,500 people from Bedouin communities in the Jordan Valley and the Ma’ale Adumim area.
The first three plans for the settlement were filed for objections on 25 August 2014.
They included a settlement intended for the Rashaydah tribe, which currently lives in the area, and a road running between the two settlement clusters.
On 9 September 2014, three more plans were filed – two for building residences and one for constructing a road.
Local residents and Israeli human rights organization Bimkom plan to submit several objections to these plans.