Hamra, Bik'at HaYarden
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Hamra (Hebrew: חַמְרָה, lit. Red Soil) is an Israeli settlement organized as a moshav in the West Bank. Located in the Jordan Valley and covering 3,500 dunams, it falls under the jurisdiction of Bik'at HaYarden Regional Council. In 2019 it had a population of 173.
According to ARIJ, Israel confiscated land from two nearby Palestinian villages in order to construct Hamra; 1,370 dunams from Furush Beit Dajan, 192 dunams for a military checkpoint close to Hamra, and an unspecified amount from Beit Dajan.
In 2020, a family at the nearby tiny Humsa al-Tata village, above the Hamra checkpoint, was ordered to destroy their home and concrete castings around contiguous structures, including a well and olive trees, because Israeli declared it was on an archaeological site. The owner stated that they dwelt there from their great-grandfather's time and no one had ever heard of antiquities on their land.
- "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
- "The Geneva Convention". BBC News. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2010.
- Furush Beit Dajan Village Profile, ARIJ, p. 15
- Beit Dajan Village Profile, ARIJ, p. 15
- Hagar Shezaf, When an Archaeological 'Find' Can Evict Palestinians From Their Home, Haaretz, 23 June 2020.