Update: the members of the Tal ‘Adasa community have left the spot with their flocks, as ordered by the Ministry of the Interior, and have relocated elsewhere in the West Bank, outside the municipal boundaries of Jerusalem. As no housing alternative has been found for the entire community, its 40-odd members had to split up: some moved to nearby Bir Nabala, while others went to al-Ksarat, east of Ramallah, where they will live on land owned by residents of a-Ram. Even after relocating to Area C in the West Bank, the community has no guarantee that the Israeli authorities will allow it to continue existing and developing according to its needs.
Left to right: Residential structures in Tal ‘Adasa before (June 2013) and after the demolitions (19 Aug. 2013). Photos: 'Amer Aruri, B'Tselem
Left to right: Residents in Tal ‘Adasa before (June 2013) and after the demolitions (19 Aug. 2013). Photos: 'Amer Aruri, B'Tselem
Contents of home Tal 'Adasa after the demolition, 19 Aug. 2013. Photo: 'Amer Aruri, B'Tselem