Prior to Israel‘s 1967 Occupation o the West Bank, they were herding their livestockbetween Ramallah, Wadi Qelt and Jerusalem,maintaining the traditional Bedouin liestyle.Aer 1967, Israel expropriated most o theArab al-Jahalin lands and tribe members wereconned to an area east o Jerusalem.Troughout the 1990s there were 120 ordersissued or the eviction o the Arab al-JahalinBedouin. Mass evictions occurred in 1996 when 1,400 members o the Arab al-Jahalintribe were evicted rom their encampments,to allow or the expansion o Ma’ale Adumim.Tose evicted were nally resettled in a village named al-Jabal, on expropriatedPalestinian land, on a hillside outside o al-Eizariya, only 300 meters (980 eet) awayrom the Jerusalem Municipal dump.In November 2011, an Israeli CivilAdministration delegation visited thecommunity o Khan Al-Ahmar, to convey
“I was born here, I'vespent most of my life here,and I want to stay here.”
Eid Hamis Swelem Jahalin
a message that plans are well underwayto transer the Bedouin rom the Ma‘aleAdumim area to al-Jabal near al-Eizariya, thelocation o the Jerusalem municipal garbagedump. Plans or orced transer are thereoreimminent, and
calls or internationalmobilization to prevent such an occurrence,to hold Israeli duty bearers accountable anddeter them rom committing grave violationso international law.