Families removed from their homes to make room for Israeli military drill

NABLUS, February 22, 2017 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Wednesday ordered all Palestinian residents of Khirbit Tana, east of Nablus in the occupied West Bank, to leave their homes to allow for military drill in that area, a local official said.

Aref Hanini, mayor of the nearby town of Beit Furik, told WAFA that Israeli forces evicted 30 Palestinian families from Khirbit Tana and ordered them out of their homes between 5 in the morning until 5 in the afternoon.

Khirbit Tana is located in Area C of the West Bank, which is under full Israeli military control. More than 300 Palestinians live in caves and other temporary structures.