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Release Mahmoud Abujoad Frarjah from Israeli detention

Mahmoud has been illegally arrested by the Israeli military and charged with an offence he didn't do. We are calling for his immediate release. Palestinian human rights activist and community support worker, Mahmoud Abujoad has been detained by the Israeli authorities since 9th September 2015 on false allegations of throwing stones during a demonstration. He and his family are in urgent need of… read full article
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Invitation: Join the Jordan Valley Permablitz! October 9th-18th 2015

GREAN Palestine and Jordan Valley Solidarity present Jordan Valley Permablitz! October 9th-18th 2015 Join us for a 10 day program of education and action, with Educational tours of Bethlehem, Hebron and the Jordan Valley Greywater and composting workshops Earth-building Hiking in the Bethlehem area Contribute to Jordan Valley Solidarity’s ongoing efforts to support communities in their struggle… read full article
18 September 2015

WAFA: Israeli Army Notifies to Confiscate Aqricultural Equipment in Jordan Valley Locality

JORDAN VALLEY, September 16, 2015 (WAFA) – Israeli army Wednesday notified local Palestinian Bedouins in Khirbet Um al-Jamal, a small Bedouin locality in the northern Jordan Valley, of their intent to confiscate Palestinian locals' agricultural belongings, if they refuse to evacuate the area, according to local sources. Aref Daraghmeh, head of the… read full article
27 August 2015

Video: 50 people made homeless in Jordan Valley demolitions

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Volunteers build Samra School August 2014
20 August 2015

Israeli Army Destroys Samra School in the Jordan Valley

At 6.30am on August 20th 2015, the Israeli army entered Khirbeit Samra in the north of the Jordan Valley with ten military jeeps and two bulldozers and destroyed Samra School. The school was built by Jordan Valley Solidarity and international volunteers, in co-operation with local Palestinians, in 2013/14 to provide Khirbeit Samra and the… read full article
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18 August 2015

Israeli Army attacks Fasayal Village

At 6am on Tuesday 18th August the Israeli Army invaded and attacked Fasayal village in the Jordan Valley. Twenty Israeli military jeeps accompanied by six bulldozers demolished seven houses as well as cutting electricity cables, destroying water tanks and animal shelters belonging to Palestinian residents. The first house demolished belonged to… read full article
12 August 2015

House demolitions in Al Jiftlik and Khirbet Humsa

On Tuesday 11th August 2015 Jordan Valley Solidarity activists witnessed Israeli house demolitions in two villages of the Jordan Valley: Al Jiftlik and Khirbet Humsa. Israeli soldiers with two bulldozers and around fifteen Jeeps arrived in Al Jiftlik at 7am and demolished two houses. The owners of the houses, Mahmoud Mitaheb and his brother… read full article
05 August 2015

Israeli Army destroys Palestinian homes in Al Aqaba

At 7am this morning twenty Israeli military jeeps accompanied by two bulldozers entered the Palestinian village of Al Aqaba in the north of the Jordan Valley (Area B) and destroyed seven Palestinian buildings, two of which were family homes. The first family house the army demolished belonged to Rashid Ahmed Rashid Dabak and his family of ten. The… read full article
Photos by JVS volunteers 27/07/2015 Shadmot Mehola settlement
02 August 2015

SolarEdge working in Illegal Israeli Settlement

Shadmot Mehola is an illegal Israeli settlement in the north of the Jordan Valley, established in 1979 on agricultural land belonging to the Al Fukha family from Ein El-Beida. In April 2015 the settlement started a solar panel project, using at least 10 dunams of stolen Palestinian land run by the Israeli company SolarEdge. SolarEdge began… read full article
02 August 2015

Burnt Land near Am Al Baer

Three weeks ago Israeli forces burned more than 200 dunams of Palestinian land in the north of the Jordan Valley that shepherds used for herding. Israel's 'Judea and Samaria' Civil Administration call the area 'Um Zuka Nature Reserve – Talkid Picnic Area' and have put up signs forbidding Palestinian shepherds from using the land for herding and… read full article
09 July 2015

Occupation steals Palestinian water tank

On 7th July 2015 the Israeli Occupation Forces confiscated yet another agricultural tractor and a water tank owned by Mohammed Al Kabna, who live in Hammamat al Maleh with his family. His son Sulaiman was using the heavy machine to bring water to his family and his livestock. Mohammed was not given any confiscation orders and the essential… read full article
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26 June 2015

24 year old man murdered at Hamra checkpoint

Occupation forces shot and killed a young man at Hamra checkpoint today, 26th June 2015. Hamada Romanin, aged 24 years, is the 6th Palestinian to be killed at Hamra checkpoint - one of many checkpoints that segregate the Jordan Valley from the rest of the West Bank, and which thousands of Palestinians have to pass through each day to go to work or… read full article
Fire started by Israeli military in Jordan Valley 12th June 15
14 June 2015

Extensive military training becoming the norm for Jordan Valley communities

For many years Israeli military training has been conducted in and around Palestinian communities in the Jordan Valley, and the sight of training camps in the hills of the northern Jordan Valley, where many Palestinians live and graze their sheep, was becoming a normal experience. The occupation has long justified this by placing concrete blocks… read full article
Israeli army watches the destroyed village of Khirbet Makhoul, Jordan Valley, West Bank, November 01, 2013. Khirbet Makhoul has been demolished four times in October, 2013 by the Israeli army, who also prevented humanitarian aid organizations from delivering tents and other materials to residents. (Photo: Ahmad Al-Bazz/
12 June 2015

+972 report: IDF displaces 10 Palestinian families to conduct military drills

By Natasha Roth. Published June 11, 2015 on +972 website The IDF orders Palestinian residents from the northern Jordan Valley to evacuate their own homes in order to make way for military drills, which have previously damaged farmland and infrastructure. The Israeli army evacuated 10 families in the community of Khirbet Humsah in the northern… read full article
Military training in al Maleh 2nd January 2013
09 June 2015

Further military training planned in Al Maleh area

UPDATE 10/6/15: JVS have just heard that Palestinian community of Humsa Fouqa have also been given orders by Israeli Occupation Forces to evauate their homes between 10th and 16th June from 1pm to 6pm to make way for military training excercises. Occupation forces continue to exploit Palestinian villages and land in the Jordan Valley as their… read full article
27 May 2015

Israel Orders 4 Jordan Valley Families to Leave Temporarily for Military Drills

In early May the Israeli Occupation carried out major military training in the northern Jordan Valley from Fasayil to the north of Bardala. Hundreds of local Palestinians were evacuated fro their homes, new-born lambs died for lack of shelter, hillsides were burnt, and there was the repeated sounds of military jets and helicopters overhead,… read full article
16 May 2015

Catholic News Service: In West Bank, Pax Christi leaders see inequities in water distribution

By Judith Sudilovsky Catholic News Service JORDAN VALLEY, West Bank (CNS) -- It took only a slight turn of an eye to see the glaring difference in levels of water availability and consumption between the Israeli agricultural settlement of Petza'el and the three neighboring dusty Palestinian villages just outside Jericho. Up on the hill next to the… read full article