The settlement of Maale Adumim surrounds the community of Wadi Al Jimel, where a community of Palestinian Bedouin refugees from Beer Sheva is facing the threat of forced eviction, home demolitions and continuous settler violence from the nearby settlement.
The community is located in Area C, under full Israeli security and administrative control. The community is at risk of forcible transfer due to a “relocation” plan located in the area advanced by the Israeli authorities. The community exists in a high security area, movement restrictions are imposed to people when transporting on bypass road, and when herders graze their animals in access restricted areas near the settlement and the wall. In 2002, the community was separated from Jerusalem area by the separation wall.
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