Articles in the Jordan Valley Category

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30 Sep 2013
Village Destroyed by Israel Declared Closed Military Area

From Ma’an News:

JORDAN VALLEY (Ma’an) — Israel’s army on Monday declared the Jordan Valley village of Makhoul a closed military area, a local council official said.

Aref Daraghmeh, the mayor of al-Malih and al-Madarib villages, said that Israeli forces set-up road blocks at the entrances to the area to prevent anyone from reaching it, official agency Wafa reported.

Israel’s army is expecting Palestinian and international activists to visit the area to show solidarity with residents of Makhoul, who were forcibly displaced after Israel demolished their village in the northern Jordan Valley on Sept. 16.

The demolition forcibly displaced 10 families, including 16 children, the UN’s Office for the Coordination of … Continue reading

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11 Jan 2012
Palestinian Activists Stage Car Protest on Israeli-Only Apartheid Road

On Monday, January 9th, 2011, a joint action organized by several Palestinian popular committees saw about 60 demonstrators trying to drive from Jericho to Ramallah on an Israeli-only road. The road was built to facilitate Israeli settler movement to and from settlements in the West Bank and Israeli cities despite the fact that these settlements have continued to be upheld as illegal under international law by the United Nations. The activists were protesting Israeli policies which restrict Palestinian movement in the West Bank, and prohibits them from driving on dozens of Israeli-only roads and highways that are built on lands that were stolen from them in the first place.

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21 Jun 2011
34 Demolitions in the Jordan Valley, Scores Left Homeless

Today the Israeli military demolished Palestinian 34 structures in two communities in the Jordan Valley.

At six am five military Jeeps, two Israeli Civil administration cars and two bulldozers entered the Bedouin community of Al Hadidya. They proceeded to demolish 7 residential tents, 18 animal shelters and 4outdoor kitchens, leaving 32 people homeless.

After the demolition of Al Hadidya, the bulldozers drove on to nearby Khirbet Yerza, where they demolished two homes, two animal shelters and another structure. As a result ten people were left homeless.

Al Hadidya is located in the northern Jordan Valley between the illegal settlements Ro’i and Beka’ot, which were built partly on their farmland. They … Continue reading

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15 Jun 2011
24 Demolitions in Fasayel, Southern Jordan Valley

On Tuesday, June 14, the Israeli military demolished 24 structures in the Palestinian village of Fasayel, in the southern Jordan Valley. At 6 o’clock in the morning, about 10 military jeeps, one civil administration vehicle and 3 bulldozers entered the Palestinian villages of Fasayel, turning the area into a ‘closed military area’ and preventing anyone from entering the village for more than 3 hours.

The army demolished 18 homes, 3 animal shelters and 3 other structures, leaving 18 families homeless and without any source of income.

Some of the owners of the structures include:
Qaïd Atallah Salame
Uhsein … Continue reading

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11 Jun 2011
2 Detained, Blindfolded by Israeli Military in Illegal Demolition Near Al Hadidya, Jordan Valley

At 3pm yesterday 2 army jeeps carrying 8 soldiers came to the home of the Oudeh family. They demanded that the family take down their tent house and their two animal shelters. The army did not present the family with a demolition order or any other documents requiring the family to leave their land.

The Oudeh family live near Al Hadidya, in the northern Jordan Valley. Al Hadidya is in the shadow of Roi’i settlement, and adjacent to an army training area. While the family is originally from Hebron, they have lived near Al Hadidya since before the Israeli … Continue reading