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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
Khalil Hamdan, a resident of Wadi al-Qatif, and two community children. Photo by 'Amer 'Aruri, B'Tselem, 30 April 2014
08 May 2014

B'Tselem:35 residents of Wadi al-Qatif west of Jericho face imminent expulsion

B'Tselem 5th May 2014 The Bedouin community of Wadi al-Qatif, located west of the city of Jericho, is home to 10 families comprising 68 people, including 32 minors. The community’s roots are in Tel Arad in the Negev, southern Israel. After becoming refugees, they moved in the 1950s to the Hebron region and then, in 1982, to the area near Jericho,… read full article
12 April 2014

Video: Water situation in the Jordan valley (Homsa and Fasayel)

Across the entirety of Area C, families exist in a permanent state of insecurity; without water, electricity or the ability to build homes, schools or clinics. They cannot repair damaged infrastructure, e.g. potholed roads, and house demolitions occur with frightening frequency: one family in Al Jiftlik has had their home destroyed 5 times in the… read full article
12 April 2014

Video: Women of the Jordan Valley

Nevin Khadyrat on the situation of women in the Jordan Valley, Palestine, and Jordan Valley Solidarity's work to bring women together and inform them of their rights. 5L5mdavdITY read full article
07 April 2014

“We’re not harming anyone, so why would they want to evict us?"

Published in the Daily Star, Lebanon: 7th April 2014 KHIRBET AIN KARZALIYA, Palestine: Two weeks after their fragile tin shacks were destroyed by Israeli bulldozers, and his family are still sleeping under the stars, struggling to resume some semblance of normal life. For this 50-year-old Bedouin shepherd, it is the third time that he and his… read full article
01 April 2014

Destruction of Khirbet Humsa

In the early morning of 1st April 2014 the occupation forces demolished 13 homes and shelters in the Palestinian community of Khirbet Humsa, in the northern Jordan Valley. At 9am ten jeeps, each with several Israeli soldiers inside, one Bulldozer and a forklift truck invaded Khirbet Humsa. They destroyed three homes, and lanimal shelters,… read full article
20March2014 Entrance to Samra village
21 March 2014

Occupation forces stop building work on Samra school

OIcpWSVbStA On 18th March the Freedom Bus left Jenin to travel into the Jordan Valley. They planned to go to Al Hadidiya to work with the local community there, but were prevented from accessing the area by the occupation forces. The next day they witnessed the occupation forces carrying out military training in the area near Al Hadidiya, but did… read full article