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12 December 2014

Ma'an:10,000 dunams 'slated for confiscation' in Jordan Valley

Ma'an News Agency 10/12/2014 Israeli authorities on Wednesday declared a vast area of private Palestinian land in the northern Jordan Valley a closed military zone in preparation for confiscating the land, an official said. Ribhi al-Khandaqji, the governor of the Tubas district, said in a statement that the land was located in the Ein al-Sakut… read full article
03 December 2014

Eight families threatened with demolitions in Fasayil al Fouqa

In mid November eight families in Fasayil al Fouqa were served with demolition orders on their homes. All eight homes are within the area of the village that has been given permission to build, and the homes belong to people who have lived in the villae for many years. On the same day the Israeli Occupation Forces also served demolition orders on… read full article
24 November 2014

Palestinian farmer killed by mine explosion in the northern Jordan Valley

43 year-old Palestinian, Ahmad Abu Al Sheikh, was killed on November 23rd by a mine explosion in the northern part of the Jordan Valley. Father of five sons, Ahmad is a shepherd from the village of Bardala. Ahmad suffered head and chest injuries whilst grazing his sheep on his land. After being taken to an Israeli hospital in a critical condition,… read full article
20 October 2014

Demolitions in Fasayil and Al Jiftlik

On 20th October 2014 the occupation forces invaded the Palestinian Bedouin communities in Fasayil and Al Jiftlik and the Jordan Valley. They came under cover of darkness with around 40 army jeeps and bulldozers, and destroyed the homes, animal shelters and food preparation kitchens for six extended families. Some of the families had previously… read full article
Fasayil Agricultural project 1a
13 October 2014

Reclaiming agricultural land in Fasayil

Jordan Valley Solidarity is running a major agricultural project with families in Fasayil, to re cultivate land that has lain bare for years due to Israeli control of water in the area. Historically, Fasayil had a water well, and was a green and prosperous area, with local Palestinian families growing bananas, lemons, grapes, and dates. This all… read full article
12th November 2012 Joint Israeli and US military exercises in Al Maleh area
13 October 2014

19 families ordered to leave their homes to make way for military training

The following news report has been published by the Palestine News Network. Military training is a serious threat to Palestinians throughout the West Bank, but for communities in the northern Jodan Valley the military training is ever present and becomes part of the instability in ther everyday lives. The eviction orders that have been issued for… read full article
06 October 2014

Israel to Demolish Locale East of Tubas

Published 5th October 2014 by WAFA, Palestine News and Information Agency TUBAS, October 5, 2014 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Sunday verbally notified residents of Khirbet Um al-Jimal, a locale to the east of the West Bank Tubas governorate, of their intentions to demolish their homes, according to a local source. Aref Daraghmeh, head of the al-Maleh… read full article
18 September 2014

Israeli government plans to forcibly relocate 12,500 Bedouin

Plans to expel communities from land east of Jerusalem and move them to new town in Jordan Valley were drafted without consulting tribes. By Amira Hass. First published in Haaretz 16th September 2014 Israel’s Civil Administration in the West Bank is advancing a plan to expel thousands of Bedouin from lands east of Jerusalem and forcibly relocate… read full article
04 September 2014

Jonathan Cook: The Nakba Continues

lsrael Uses Closed Military Firing Zones to Drive More Palestinians From Their Land Published in the September 2014 edition of Washington Report on Middle East Affairs In the midst of the international furor that erupted over the June 12 abduction and killing of three Israeli teenagers, the death of an 18-year-old Palestinian shepherd in the West… read full article
Confiscation of land near Fasayil
21 August 2014

Further land theft in Fasayal

The Jordan Valley is located in area C of the West Bank leaving it under Israeli control. The Valley runs along the West Bank border with Jordan and is one of the richest agricultural areas with its proximity to the Jordan river. Since its seizure by Israeli forces in 1967, Israel has built 37 agricultural settlements in the Valley on Palestinian… read full article
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25 June 2014

Palestinian shepherd killed in Jordan Valley

On 21 June, 2014, seventeen-year old Palestinian Sakher Burhan Daragme, was killed while herding sheep on his family's land located in the Hammamat Al Maleh community in the central Jordan Valley, Occupied West Bank. According to the Oslo II Agreement this area is considered Area C, which means it is under complete Israeli civil and security… read full article
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12 June 2014

Right to Education Campaign in the Jordan Valley

The right to education is a universal entitlement recognized by the UN's International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. This means the right to free compulsory education for all. For over seven years Jordan Valley Solidarity (JVS) have been working with local communities to challenge the control that Israeli military commanders… read full article
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06 June 2014

Jordan Valley Solidarity calls on UN to act against ethnic cleansing

This article was first published by Amelia Smith in Middle East Monitor on 6th June 2014 On 28th May 2014 seventy men, women and chidlren from the Jordan Valley gathered outside the UN office in Ramallah and delivered a letter to Ban Ki-Moon: "We write to you to ask urgent action against Israel's systematic policy of forced transfer and ethnic… read full article
31 May 2014

Al Jazeera documentary about Area C

Here is an Al Jazeera documentary about Israeli control of Area C , which includes footage and interviews from places in the Jordan Valley like Al Maleh. read full article
27 May 2014

Brighton Jordan Valley in solidarity against Abu al Ajaj demolitions

On Saturday 24th May Brighton Jordan Valley Solidarity campaigners protested against the recent demolitions in Abu Al Ajaj at the weekly picket of Ecostream. Banners with photos of the demolitions were held up outside the shop selling settlement products for passers-by to see. Campaigners in Brighton have held weekly pickets outside the Ecostream… read full article