Casablanca - Israeli occupation forces have confiscated a trailer used by a small Palestinian village as a health clinic, just a few days after it was offered to the community.
Casablanca – Israeli occupation forces have confiscated a trailer used by a small Palestinian village as a health clinic, just a few days after it was offered to the community.
The confiscation of the medical trailer from a village in the southern West Bank has shocked Palestinian residents in the area, who are now worried that two more mobile medical trailers could be confiscated as well.
According to the Middle East Monitor, Israel is “demanding that over 1,000 residents in eight villages be permanently evicted” and the state “forbids connecting them to the water supply or electricity grid as well as any construction, including for structures for public needs, like clinics or schools.”
Before Israel forcibly took control of the area in 1967, which it classified as “Firing Zone 918,” these villages were already there and had been in existence for quite some time.
In response to the confiscation of the medical trailer, a petition has been filed in Israel’s Supreme Court. The Palestinian official who filed the petition has asked the Supreme Court to force Israel “not to dismantle and confiscate any trailers serving as clinics until the end of the court proceedings.”
According to the same source, Israeli court rulings are not taken into account by the State of Israel. On Sunday the Supreme Court of Israel “ordered the state to respond to the petition within a week, but refused the request to issue a restraining order against dismantling and confiscating the clinics.”