Deal reached to evacuate unrecognized Bedouin village

Residents of an unrecognized Bedouin village agree to a deal to voluntarily leave their homes and move to a nearby Bedouin town.

Under the deal, Umm al-Hiran residents will receive plots in Hura to build new homes, as well as financial compensation for the houses they are leaving in Umm al-Hiran.

The deal brings to an end a 15-year legal battle over Umm al-Hiran. In 2015, the High Court of Justice in 2015 ruled that the Bedouin have been illegally squatting on land that belongs to the state.

The village was the site of violent clashes in January 2017 after a police officer and resident were killed in controversial circumstances during an attempt to evacuate the village.

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