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Bedouin families told to leave by June


JERICHO (Ma’an) -- Israeli authorities issued warrants ordered Bedouin families lodging in tents and sheds on land between Jericho and Jerusalem to leave the area by June 2011.

Ahmad Ka'abna, who was issued a warrant, said around 600 households would face evacuation if the order is enforced.

Resident Fayiz Ka'abna, who supports a family of 11, asked “We have been living in the area for more than half a century when the West bank was under Jordanian rule, and we are to leave now?”

Civil Administration representatives were not immediately available by phone for comment.