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Samra School August 2014
22 October 2014

Samra Popular School threatened with demolition

The Israeli occupation forces have once again attacked the right of Palestinian children to education, by threatening to demolish Samra school. Military jeeps entered the small community of Samra in the northern Jordan Valley at 9am on 21st October 2014 and issued a demolition order on the community-built school. Take action to support the people… 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
right to education
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
Photo: Jordan Valley Solidarity
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
24 May 2014

Gulf News: Israeli minister proposes annexing 65% of West Bank

By Nasouh Nazzal Correspondent Published: 16:32 May 22, 2014 Ramallah: The Palestinian National Authority (PNA) has warned that the Israeli occupation plans to annex Area C of the West Bank and detach it from Palestinian population centres there. Following the collapse of the recent peace talks between the Palestinians and the Israelis,… read full article
23 May 2014

13 family homes destroyed in Abu Al Ajaj refugee camp

On 21st May 2014, the houses and animal barracks of 13 families (including 71 people) were demolished in Abu Al Ajaj refugee camp which is located in Al Jiftlik, in the middle of the Jordan Valley. Under the Oslo accords this land was designated as Area C, in an interim agreement that gave Israel complete control over 60% of the West Bank*. On… read full article
21 May 2014

Senior IDF officer admits 'live-fire zones' used to expel Palestinians in the West Bank

This article was first published in Middle East Monitor on 21st May 2014 A senior IDF officer has told a Knesset committee that military training in live-fire zones in the West Bank "is used as a way of reducing the number of Palestinians living nearby, and serves as an important part of the campaign against Palestinian illegal construction",… read full article