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Israeli regime decides to displace hundreds of Jordan Valley Bedouins

JORDAN VALLEY, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation regime decided on Monday to displace about 1, 000 Palestinian Bedouins in the Jordan Valley area from their homes.

Head of the Bedouin communities council in the Jordan Valley Aref Daraghmeh said the evacuation orders had been delivered by hand to the Bedouin residents in Wadi Maleh area in the Jordan Valley and its nearby areas.

Daraghmeh added that this Israeli decision was seriously and premeditatedly taken and the targeted Bedouin families have only until next Wednesday to leave their homes.

The Israeli army had targeted these Bedouin communities many times before and destroyed their hamlets at the pretext of military drills.

In this regard, Palestinian lawmaker Ali Romanin strongly denounced the Israeli military decision to expel hundreds of Bedouin families from their residential areas in the Jordan valley.

Romanin said in…

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A Precarious Existence in the Jordan Valley

by IRIN – Al-Jiftlik, West Bank, source

For those who recently watched images of the Israeli bombardment in Gaza, the wide open hills of the Jordan Valley in the West Bank appear as a stark contrast.

Flocks of sheep accompanied by their herders cross the hillsides, home to some of the most fertile land in all of the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) and unrivalled even in Israel.

And yet despite the abundant land and resources, Palestinians living in the Valley are some of the poorest in oPt, lacking even the most basic infrastructure.

The Jordan Valley is marked by a patchwork of zones in which Palestinians are allowed to live, which leave little room for maneuver.

“These restrictions have removed their ability to be self-sustaining. They are in an artificial humanitarian crisis; they have the capacity, the training, the education, but because of…

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Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

Nov 8, 2012

Photos by Ayman Nubana/ WAFA

 



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Maan News Agency | Sept 23, 2012

TUBAS (Ma’an) — Israeli forces confiscated dozens of livestock in the northern Jordan Valley on Sunday, the local governor said.

Troops seized around 100 cows from Palestinians in Ein al-Hilweh and al-Maleh, Tubas governor Marwan Tubassi told Ma’an.

An Israeli army spokeswoman did not return calls seeking comment.

In August, the local council told Ma’an that forces had confiscated livestock from shepherds and farmers and imposed a fine of 15,000 NIS for them to be returned.

The villages lie in an area of Israeli control in the Tubas governorate.

In March, Bedouin village council head Aref Daraghmeh said that Israel’s Nature Authority was threatening Palestinian residents with fines of more than 5,000 shekels for picking tumbleweed in the area.



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