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25 Nov
5:32

Palestinian Petition to Return Jordan Valley Farmlands Denied

Israel’s High Court, on Thursday, denied a petition filed by Palestinian landowners in the Jordan Valley area of the occupied West Bank, demanding that their lands, which are currently being cultivated by illegal Israeli settlers, be returned to them. Israeli news daily Haaretz reported, according to Ma’an, that the landowners […]

13 Nov
10:28

Jordan Valley: 300 Palestinians to be Evacuated for Settlement Expansion

Israeli authorities are reportedly planning to evacuate as many as 300 Palestinians from their homes and agricultural lands in the Jordan Valley area of the northern occupied West Bank, according to local sources. Member of the Jordan Valley municipal council Mahdi Daraghmeh told Ma’an News Agency, on Friday, that Israeli […]

10 Nov
11:55

Israel Plans To Double The Number Of Colonists In The Jordan Valley

The Israeli government is preparing a plan to double the number of Israeli colonists in the Jordan Valley of the occupied West bank. The new plan was presented by Israeli “Housing Minister” Yoav Galant, who previously served as the Commander of the Southern Command in the Israel army, and aims […]

08 Nov
9:09

Two Residential Buildings Demolished in Jordan Valley Village

Israeli forces, on Tuesday, demolished two Palestinian-owned buildings in the village of al-Jiftlik, in the Jordan Valley, under the pretext they were built without a permit. Owner of one of the buildings, Ahmad Bani Odeh, told WAFA that he had requested an Israeli construction permit two years ago, but his […]

13 Oct
8:31

36 Dunams of Jordan Valley Farmland to be Seized

The Israeli army, today, announced a decision to put hands on 36 dunams of agricultural land in the Ras Al-Ahmar area, in the northern Jordan Valley. Local sources said, according to the PNN, that the Israeli  commander handed residents of the area notices in Arabic and Hebrew, with a map […]

29 Sep
4:09

Jordan Valley Road, Water Lines, Destroyed by Israeli Forces

Israeli forces, late Wednesday, destroyed water pipes and a rural road serving Palestinian farmers, in the Jordan Valley-area village of Atouf, according to WAFA. Israeli forces accompanied by a bulldozer raided the occupied West Bank village late Wednesday, destroying the water pipes and the rural road, causing clashes to break […]

13 Sep
5:42

Cattle and Water Tanks Seized from Jordan Valley Community

Israeli authorities, on Tuesday, confiscated a number of cattle and water tanks belonging to Palestinians in the village of Um al-Ubor, in the Jordan Valley region of the West Bank, according to local sources. Aref Daraghmeh, who monitors Israeli settlement activities in the area, told WAFA that staff from the […]

07 Sep
9:35

Israel Reduces Jordan Valley Water Supply

Israeli occupation authorities are reducing the amount of water provided to Palestinian areas in northern Jordan Valley mostly under pretext of “water scarcity.” Moataz Bisharat, in charge of the Jordan Valley settlements file in the Palestinian Authority, said that during the past few months, the occupation authorities started reducing water […]

06 Jul
5:12

Solar Panels Seized from Jordan Valley Community

Israeli forces seized, on Wednesday, solar panels belonging to Palestinians in Khirbet al-Hammeh village, in the northern Jordan Valley region of the occupied West Bank, according to a local source. Aref Daraghmeh, a local Palestinian official, said Israeli forces raided the village and dismantled dozens of solar panels residents used […]

10 May
6:08

Army Demolishes Structures in Jordan Valley

Israeli authorities demolished four structures in the village of al-Jiftlik, in the occupied West Bank district of Jericho, on Tuesday morning. Residents of the village, which is located in the Jordan Valley region, said that Israeli bulldozers under military protection demolished two makeshift homes and two barns belonging to Najih […]

28 Apr
8:04

Israel Cuts Water Supply to Jordan Valley Village

On Thursday morning, Israeli bulldozers destroyed all pipelines supplying water to Bardala village in the Jordan Valley, leaving approximately 3,500 villagers without water. According to the PNN, Mutaz Bisharat told news reporters that Israeli bulldozers, military jeeps and Israeli Civil Administration officials were behind the destruction of the pipelines. The […]

07 Apr
10:01

Scores Join Freedom March “Stop Annexing the Jordan Valley”

Scores of Palestinian and Israeli activists joined on Friday the Freedom March ““Stop Annexing the Jordan Valley” that was organized by Combatants for Peace movement. The protest started at the nearby settler road until the Palestinian Israeli Peace Farming project Ecome at the entrance of Jericho city. The Israeli government […]

29 Mar
3:49

West Bank: Bethlehem-area Residents Prevent Seizure of their Lands as Demolitions Continue in Jordan Valley

Residents of the Bethlehem-area village of Walaja, on Tuesday, confronted Israelis who came to their land and marked it in preparation to take it over, according to Hasan Breijieh, an activist with the anti-settlements, anti-wall committee in Bethlehem. Breijieh told WAFA correspondence that staff from an Israeli company known as Yoel, […]

26 Mar
10:47

Israeli Military Drills Begin in West Bank, Jordan Valley Families Ordered to Leave

Israeli occupation forces, on Sunday, started military drills in several areas of the occupied West Bank, according to the Israeli newspaper Israel Hayom. The drills are set to last until Thursday. WAFA correspondence reports that, according to the newspaper, an Israeli forces spokesperson said the drills are already planned for, […]

01 Feb
11:00

36 Dunams Under Seizure in Northern Jordan Valley

(photo: Israeli tanks assemble for “military training” purposes in the Jordan Valley area.) Israel is reportedly planning to seize over 36 dunams of the Palestinian village known as “Bardala”, northeast of Tubas, in the northern Jordan Valley, said a local monitor on Wednesday. Mutaz Bsharat, who monitors settlement activity in […]

16 Jan
8:45

Israeli Forces Seize Agricultural Tractors in Jordan Valley

Israeli forces stormed, on Monday morning, the village of Khirbet Abziq, east of Tubas in the northern Jordan Valley, and seized two agricultural tractors while abusing Palestinian citizens.   Witnesses said, according to Al Ray, that Israeli soldiers broke into AL-Madareb, in Khirbet Abziq, and seized two agricultural tractors belonging […]

08 Dec
6:11

Jordan Valley: Residents of Ras al-Ahmar Told They Can’t Have Power Lines

Israeli authorities ordered Palestinian residents of Ras al-Ahmar locality, in the northern Jordan Valley, not to build power lines in their area, a local official said. Mu’taz Bsharat, who monitors settlement activities in the area, told WAFA correspondence that Israeli troops served locals with an order to stop the construction of […]

27 Nov
4:40

Jordan Valley: Israeli Settlers Attempt to Cultivate Palestinian Lands

Israeli settlers, on Sunday, attempted to cultivate Palestinian-owned lands in the village of Sakout, near Tubas in the Jordan Valley, according to local sources. Muataz Besharat, who monitors settlement activity in Jordan Valley, said that Israeli settlers, accompanied by agricultural equipment, broke into a land near the village and attempted […]

14 Nov
6:57

Israel Seizes Land near Salfit, Evicts 10 Jordan Valley Families over Military Drills

Israeli forces, on Sunday, confiscated an 18-dunam plot of land near Salfit town, in the central occupied West Bank, according to local sources. Jamal al-Ahmad, a local anti-settlement activist, said that, by declaring the plot a state land, Israel will have taken over 138 dunams of land in the area, […]

06 Nov
5:41

Colonizers Build New Illegal Settlement in Jordan Valley

Israeli daily newspaper, Haaretz, on Sunday, said that Israeli settlers have a new community gathering near an Israeli military station in the northern part of the valley, five kilometers away from two other settlements. According to the newspaper, PNN reports, the settlers arrived in the area two months ago, built a […]

02 Nov
6:13

Jordan Valley: 9 Families Forced Out of Homes for Israeli Military Drills

Israeli forces have ordered nine Palestinian Bedouin families in the northern Jordan Valley to leave their homes, in order to make way for Israeli military training in the area, local sources said on Wednesday. Palestinians believe, according to WAFA, that the military exercises are part of a larger Israeli scheme […]

21 Oct
3:41

Illegal Settlers Seize Palestinian-owned Lands in Jordan Valley

Israeli settlers, on Thursday, reportedly took over a Palestinian-owned area of land in al-Humma region of the northern Jordan Valley, and laid down an infrastructure, according to a local official. M’otaz Bsharat, in charge of the settlement file in the Jordan Valley, said that settlers from the illegal Israeli settlements […]

13 Oct
3:24

Jordan Valley: Israeli Forces Destroy 2km Road for Second Time

Israeli forces, on Thursday morning, have destroyed a road that leads to a Bedouin community site named Khirbet Hadidiya, in the northern Jordan Valley. An army bulldozer, accompanied with four military jeeps, broke into the area and destroyed, for the second time, the 2-kilometer-long road leading to the community where 120 […]

20 Jun
8:12

Jordan Valley: Israeli Authorities to Destroy Bedouin Water Well

The Israeli civil administration is reportedly willing to demolish a 10-meter-deep water reservoir that is the only source of water for 20 Bedouin families of the Umm Al-Jimal community, in the Jordan Valley, claiming that it was built without a permit. According to Palestine Information Center, the 20 families own 700 sheep and […]

01 Jun
5:56

Army Evicts Dozens Of Families To Conduct Training In Jordan Valley

On Monday, Israeli soldiers started the illegal eviction and removal of 42 Palestinian families, out of their homes and villages, in the Jordan Valley of the occupied West Bank, in order to conduct live fire training in their communities. The Jordan Valley Solidarity Campaign said dozens of soldiers, driving tanks, […]

20 Apr
1:49

Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Two Palestinians In The Jordan Valley

Several Israeli military vehicles invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the Zbeidat town, in the West Bank’s Plains, in the Jordan Valley, and demolished two Palestinian homes. Several military vehicles invaded the town, violently searched a number of homes, and kidnapped two Palestinians, identified as Eyad Mohammad Abed Zbeidat, 35, and Mohammad […]

29 Feb
6:24

20 Left Homeless by Jordan Valley Demolitions

Israeli forces, on Monday morning, have demolished about ten facilities, including tents, barns and residential structures, in the Khillat Khader community of Al-Farisiyya area, east of Tubas district, northern Jordan Valley, under the pretext of “no building permit.”According to the head of the local council of al-Maleh area, Aaref Daraghmeh, […]

11 Feb
11:30

Mass Demolitions in Jordan Valley

Israeli forces, on Thursday, destroyed over 40 Palestinian homes and structures in the Tubas district of the occupied West Bank, as ongoing Israeli policies in the Jordan Valley continue to drive Palestinians out of their homes.A Palestinian official from the governor’s office in Tubas, Mutaz Bsharat, said that Israeli forces […]

06 Feb
7:38

Continued Demolitions in Jordan Valley, Jerusalem

Israeli forces, on Thursday, demolished five homes and four other Palestinian-owned structures in the Jordan Valley town of Tammun, in the occupied West Bank.A spokesperson for Israel’s Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) told Ma’an News Agency that Israel’s Civil Administration, as well as security forces, demolished the […]

31 Jan
3:03

Palestinian Vehicles and Equipment Seized in Jordan Valley

Israeli forces, late Friday, confiscated trucks and equipment being used to build a new agricultural road in the Palestinian village of Khirbet al-Dir, in the northern Jordan Valley.The head of a local council in the occupied West Bank village, al-Maleh Arif Daraghmah, saidthat military forces had seized the equipment, without […]

14 Jan
8:40

Jordan Valley: 4 Greenhouses, Water Well Demolished

Israeli forces, on Thursday, demolished four greenhouses and a water well in the Jordan Valley of the occupied West Bank, locals said.Bassam Maslamani, an activist who monitors settlement activity in the Jordan Valley area, told Ma’an News Agency that three Israeli bulldozers, escorted by five military vehicles, demolished the greenhouses […]

31 Dec
4:02

Further Land Grabbing in Jordan Valley

During the past 6 months, the Jordan Valley Solidarity Campaign has registered further land grabbing in Fasayal village in the Jordan Valley.12-31-15| International Solidarity Movement | Nablus Team The land, which originally belonged to a Palestinian owner, was invaded 6 months ago by Israeli authorities accompanied by settlers from nearby […]

14 Dec
9:21

Jordan Valley: Settlers Unleash Dogs on Shepherd

Israeli settlers, Sunday, unleashed dogs on a Palestinian shepherd in the northern Jordan Valley, causing him a serious injury in his foot, according to local sources.Aref Daraghmeh, who monitors settlement activities in the Jordan Valley, said settlers from the illegal settlement of Maskiyaot unleashed dogs at 18-year-old Rami Daraghmeh, causing […]

01 Dec
2:28

Israel Confiscates Jordan Valley Water Pumps, ICRC Tents

Israeli forces confiscated, on Monday morning, water pumps which supply Khirebt al-Deer in the Jordan Valley, near the border with Jordan, depriving farmers of their sole irrigation source. Also on Monday, 10 tents donated to Palestinians in the Jordan Valley, by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), were […]

26 Nov
11:15

Israeli Forces Demolish Palestinian Homes in Jordan Valley

Early Thursday, Israeli authorities demolished residential structures in the northern Jordan Valley locality of al-Hadidiya, according to PNN municipal sources.Aref Daraghmeh, who monitors settlement activities in the Jordan Valley, said an Israeli occupation army force accompanied by heavy machinery broke into al-Hadidiya and proceeded to demolish residential structures that shelter […]

12 Nov
6:10

Families Displaced As Israeli Soldiers Conduct Training In Jordan Valley

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday morning, the Hamsa area of the Jordan Valley in the West Bank’s Plains, and displaced thirteen Bedouin Palestinian families, to conduct military training. Head of the Wadi al-Maleh Local Council ‘Aref Daraghma said the soldiers forced the families out, during early dawn hours, […]

22 Aug
7:12

19 Palestinians Displaced in Jordan Valley Demolition

Some 19 Palestinians have become homeless after Israeli occupation forces demolished their homes in the Jordan Valley, on Thursday..Israeli rights group B’Tselem reported that Civil Administration, with military forces, demolished the homes of two families in Khirbet Einun. The forces then demolished a home in the nearby Khirbet Al-Deir community, […]

19 Aug
4:23

12 Residential Tents Demolished in Jordan Valley

Israeli authorities, on Tuesday, demolished a number of residential tents in the village of Fasayel, in the southern Jordan Valley, according to local sources.Hamza Zubedat, a local activist, said that an Israeli army force accompanied by bulldozers demolished 12 residential tents, which shelter members of the Bedouin tribes Rashaydeh and […]

19 Aug
2:31

Israeli Troops Demolish Homes in the Jordan Valley; Kidnap Civilians in the West Bank

Israeli troops demolished on Tuesday 12 tents owned by Palestinian Bedwens in Al Fasayel area in the Jordan Valley. Another four structures were demolished by the army in the nearby Al Ma’aber area. The army said that the structures were built without the needed permission. The Jordan valley is marked […]

12 Aug
12:17

3 Jordan Valley Family Homes Demolished

Israeli forces, on Tuesday morning, have demolished three residential structures near the Hamra military checkpoint, central Jordan Valley.Jericho governor Majd Al-Fityani said, according to the PNN, that soldiers tore down three homes, displacing three families who were living in them. Al-Fityani stated that these arbitrary acts were not the first […]

05 Aug
3:47

Demolitions in Jordan Valley, 20 Homes in Hebron Slated

Israeli authorities, Wednesday, demolished seven Palestinian-owned agricultural structures in the village of al-Aqaba, northern Jordan Valley, in addition to serving Hebron area Palestinians demolition notices regarding 20 homes, according to local sources.Head of the village council of al-Aqaba, Sami Sadeq, said an Israeli army force broke into the village in […]

28 Jun
11:01

Army Kills Palestinian Man in Jordan Valley

Israeli forces killed, on Friday, a Palestinian man at a military checkpoint in the northern Jordan Valley.Days of Palestine reports that, according to a credible source, the soldiers were stationed at the Israeli checkpoint named Al-Hamra Checkpoint (Begaot, in Hebrew). The source did not give details about how the shooting […]

24 Jun
12:41

Israeli Forces Evacuates Jordan Valley Bedouins for ‘Military Practices’

Israeli occupation forces began, on Tuesday morning, a wide military exercise in the al-Maleh valley in the northern Jordan Valley, and evacuated dozens of Bedouin families.According to Al Ray, Palestinian witnesses said that soldiers imposed a military cordon on the areas of al-Hammamat, al-Burj, al-Mayta and Humsa in Wadi al-Maleh […]

05 Jun
1:35

Israel Destroys 30 Farm Structures in Jordan Valley

Israeli forces demolished over 30 agricultural structures in the northern Jordan Valley on Thursday morning, local officials said.Israeli bulldozers protected by military vehicles stormed an area known locally as Diraa Awwad near the Israeli military checkpoint Hamra, east of Nablus, Ma’an reports. Bulldozers then demolished the structures including tents, barns, […]

29 May
1:30

14 Palestinian families in Jordan Valley receive demolition orders from Israeli military

As Israeli settlement expansion continues in the eastern part of the West Bank, in the Jordan Valley, another set of eviction/demolition notices were issued by the Israeli military authorities to Palestinian families on Thursday.These demolition orders are just the latest in a series of orders handed down by the ruling […]

06 May
3:09

Jordan Valley Villagers Call for International Help

Besieged Palestinian communities in the occupied West Bank’s Jordan Valley have called on the international community to immediately intervene to halt Israeli military training in the area, which has already resulted in the temporary deportation of residents from four villages from their homes and threatens the future livelihood of these […]

04 May
8:18

Israeli Army Drills Continue to Set Fire to Jordan Valley Agricultural Lands

Fire erupted in a northern Jordan Valley grazing land, on Monday, after Israeli army embarked on live ammunition military training in the area, according to a local official.Aref Daraghmeh, head of Wadi al-Maleh village council, told WAFA Palestinian News & Info Agency that fire engulfed large tracts of pastures used […]

28 Apr
5:33

Fire from Jordan Valley Military Drill Burns Thousands of Dunams

A fire sparked by an Israeli military drill swept across thousands of dunams of Palestinian farmland in the northern Jordan valley, Monday, the Palestinian civil defense said.Some 3,000 to 4,000 dunams of farmland in the Humsa area of eastern Tubas district were affected by the fire after Israeli forces opened […]

06 Mar
3:08

Israeli Forces Destroy Tin Homes and Tents in Jordan Valley

Israeli forces, on Wednesday, wrecked a number of tent homes and tin shacks in the northern Jordan Valley locality of Khirbet ‘Ein Karzaliyah, according to WAFA correspondence.Stepping up the pace of demolitions in the Jordan Valley, Israeli forces escorting a bulldozer broke into Khirbet ‘Ein Karzaliyah, where they proceeded to […]

28 Jan
9:04

Minor Injured by Israeli UXO in Jordan Valley

A Palestinian minor was injured, Wednesday, after an explosive device left behind by the Israeli army went off in Ein al-Hilwa area of the Jordan Valley, according to a local official.Head of al-Maleh village council, Aref Daraghmeh, told WAFA correspondence that 15-year-old Ali Ilyan sustained injuries from the shrapnel of […]

21 Jan
10:15

30 Jordan Valley Structures to be Demolished by Israeli Forces

Israeli forces, on Tuesday, handed out notices regarding the approved demolition of 30 Palestinian-owned structures in al-Dir, a locale to the east of Ein al-Bayda, in the Jordan Valley.An official within the popular resistance community, Khaled Mansour, said that an Israeli special unit, backed by a large military force, raided […]

26 Dec
4:26

Jordan Valley: Israel Demolishes EU-funded Irrigation Pools

Israeli forces demolished six EU-funded irrigation pools used by Palestinian farmers in the northern Jordan Valley, on Thursday, locals told Ma’an News Agency.Israeli military vehicles accompanied by bulldozers arrived in al-Jiftlik, where they demolished the pools used by Palestinian farmers, under pretext of ‘military order’. The construction of the pools […]

07 Nov
7:51

20 Structures Demolished in Jordan Valley

The Israeli army demolished 20 tent homes and animal pens in the Jordan Valley village of Bardala, Wednesday afternoon. Fifty people were rendered homeless, over half of whom are children.Ahmad Jaradat | Alternative Information Center The tent homes and animal pens, owned by the Daraghma and Sawafta families were demolished […]

21 Oct
8:20

Israeli Forces Demolish Houses in Jerusalem, Jordan Valley, Settler Outposts Constructed near Nablus

Three Palestinian homes and three structures used for livestock in al-Tur, to the east of the Old City of Jerusalem, were demolished by Israeli bulldozers on Tuesday.According to residents. bulldozers from the Beit El settlement municipality were escorted by Israeli forces into al-Tur, where they demolished homes belonging to the […]

16 Oct
7:19

Israeli Settlers Damage Wells in the Jordan Valley

Dozens of Israeli settlers damaged Palestinian-owned water wells in the Khirbet Samra area of the Jordan Valley, a local official said on Wednesday.Aref Daraghma, head of a local village council, told Ma’an News Agency that dozens of Israeli settlers who gathered to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Sukkot damaged more […]

22 Jun
3:24

Teen Killed By Israeli Landmine In Jordan Valley

A 17-year-old boy has died, after stepping on a landmine in the northern Jordan Valley, Saturday, according to a local activist group.The boy, identified as one Sakher Dorgham Zaamel Abu al-Hasan, 17, was tending sheep in the area of al-Maleh when a mine exploded, fatally wounding him, member of the […]

30 May
2:54

Communities Demand An End to Ethnic Cleansing in Jordan Valley

Palestinians protested Wednesday in front of the United Nations office in Ramallah against the latest wave of home demolitions and displacement of the Palestinian Bedouin community in the village of Abu al Jaj. The community was evicted on May 21, 2014, rendering 71 Palestinians homeless.29 May 2014 | Alternative Information […]

21 May
10:14

Israeli Army Demolishes 20 Barracks in Jordan Valley

Israeli soldiers demolished 20 barracks in Jiftlik, this morning. As a result of the military’s actions, 25 Palestinian families have been left homeless.Jiftlik is a village in the Jordan Valley of the occupied West Bank. In the aftermath of the Six-Day War, in 1967, over 800 homes in al-Jiftlik were […]

19 May
5:02

Settlement Toxins Kill 14 Sheep In Jordan Valley

[Sunday, May 18, 2014] Aref Daraghma, head of the Al-Maleh Village Council, in the Northern Plains of the occupied West Bank, stated that at least 14 sheep died due to toxins left by Israeli settlers in a Palestinian grazing land, close to an illegitimate Israeli settlement.Daraghma said that 14 sheep, […]

03 Apr
7:19

Army Infiltrates Gaza Borders, Orders Jordan Valley Families Out of Homes

Israeli army vehicles, Thursday, infiltrated Gaza borders and went nearly 200 meters into the eastern part of Rafah, south of Gaza, according to media sources.Sources said that seven military vehicles, including three bulldozers and four tanks, entered the borders to the east of Rafah and razed an agricultural area amid […]

01 Apr
11:01

Occupation Carries Out Maneuvers South of Jenin, Jordan Valley

Israeli occupation forces carried out, Monday night, a wide military maneuver in Dotan military camp, evacuated since 2005, south of the West Bank city of Jenin.Local sources said that the occupation deployed more than 40 military vehicles and two bulldozers within the maneuver, carrying out sweeping operations in agricultural lands, […]

24 Mar
9:53

Israel to Evacuate 18 Families in Northern Jordan Valley

Israeli forces, on Monday, served 18 families from Wadi Buzeq, in the northern Jordan Valley, with orders to evacuate their homes tomorrow (Tuesday, March 25, 2014), under the pretext of carrying out military training.Representative of the Wadi Buzeq, Imad Harbout, according to the PNN, said that Israeli forces raided the […]

12 Mar
10:16

Farmers Denied Access to Lands in Jordan Valley, Construction Halted near Hebron

Israeli forces, on Wednesday, prevented several people from entering their own agricultural plots in the area of Samra, to the east of Tubas, in the northern Jordan Valley, as a prelude to seize the land, according to local sources.Settlers, under army protection, proceeded to raze hundreds of dunums of land […]

05 Mar
8:25

160 People Forcibly Displaced from ‘Firing Zones’ along Jordan Valley during January 2014

Israeli forces raided the northern Jordan Valley, on Tuesday, ordering 21 Palestinian families in Wadi Ibziq to leave their homes from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm. The order’s objective was to allow the army to conduct military exercises in the area.According to data of the occupied Palestinian territories gathered by […]

26 Feb
11:47

Israel Deports 30 Families from the Jordan Valley

[Wednesday Morning, February 26, 2014] Head of al-Maleh Village Council, Aref Daraghmeh, said that the Israeli occupation has deported 30 families from their homes in the Jordan Valley, under the pretext of carrying out military training in the area.Daraghmeh told the Palestinian News Network (PNN) that Israeli occupation personnel served […]

09 Feb
11:33

Israel Rejects NATO Placement in Jordan Valley

Israel has rejected a proposal by the Palestinian Authority to place a NATO force in the Jordan Valley.(Al Ray/Press TV) The Washington Post, on Saturday quoted US Secretary of State John Kerry as saying that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “has made it clear that he doesn’t want NATO” troops […]

06 Feb
10:51

35 Palestinian Families Evicted in the Jordan Valley

The Israeli army has evicted 35 Palestinian families from their homes in the northern Jordan. The families reside in the areas of al-Burj, al-Mayteh and al-Hammamat.The Israeli press reported, on Wednesday, that the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has stopped providing tents for Palestinian residents in the Jordan […]

03 Feb
5:23

Jordan Valley Resistance: Salt of the Earth

The Palestinian Popular Struggle Coordination Committee launched on Friday, January 31, the Melh Al-Ard (Salt of the Earth) campaign by reviving the village of Ein Hijleh, in the Jordan Valley. The objective of the campaign is to reject Israeli annexation of the Jordan Valley by reviving a Palestinian village on […]

31 Jan
7:02

Israeli Forces Demolish Entire Village In Jordan Valley

[Thursday Evening, January 30, 2014] The Israeli army demolished, on Thursday, at least 50 structures, including residences, displacing 13 families in the northern Jordan Valley, as a result , according to a local official.According to a report by WAFA Palestinian News & Info Agency, the army brought bulldozers to demolish […]

02 Jan
4:31

Israel Places Cornerstone For New Settlement In Jordan Valley

[Thursday January 2, 2014] Israeli Interior Minister, Gideon Sa’ar, placed the cornerstone for a new illegal settlement in the occupied Jordan Valley of the West Bank, Palestine TV has reported.The Minister told reporters that Israel would boost and maintain the presence of its soldiers and settlers in the Jordan Valley, […]

30 Dec
4:36

Ministerial Committee Approves Bill Annexing Jordan Valley

[Sunday December 29, 2013] Israeli Ynet News has reported that the Ministerial Committee on Legislation approved a bill calling for annexing the occupied West Bank’s Jordan Valley, and for it to remain under Israeli sovereignty, under any peace agreement with the Palestinians. The Ynet said that Member of Knesset, Miri […]

03 Nov
4:43

Israel To Build Wall In Jordan Valley

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided to build a wall in the Jordan Valley, on the border between the occupied West Bank and Jordan. The decision was met with rejection and condemnation from the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank.According to Israeli sources, Netanyahu wants to build the Wall to […]

11 Oct
1:56

Israeli Reserve Colonel Killed In Jordan Valley Settlement

[Thursday at night October 10 2013] Israeli daily, Haaretz, has reported that an Israeli reserve officer settler was killed outside his home in the Brosh Habika illegal Israeli settlement in the occupied Jordan Valley.Haaretz has reported that “Palestinians who infiltrated into the settlement attacked the officer, 61 years of age, […]

30 Apr
2:20

Israel Removes Dozens Of Bedouin Families In The Jordan Valley

The Al-Maleh and the Bedouin Tribes Village Council in the Jordan Valley reported that Israeli soldiers started, on Monday evening, the eviction of dozens of Bedouin families in the area in preparation to conduct military training.The council said that the army distributed, two days ago, dozens of written military orders […]

23 Aug
3:34

Army Confiscates Palestinian Tractors In the Jordan Valley

On Wednesday, Israeli soldiers invaded Bardala village, in the northern plains area of the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank, confiscated three agricultural tractors that belong to Palestinian farmers, and imposed heavy fines on the owners.Aref Daraghma, head of Wadi Al-Maleh village council, reported that the army claimed that […]

09 Aug
5:30

Israeli Military Confiscates Cows in Jordan Valley

August 9, 2012 5:30 PM IMEMC News Human rights, Jordan Valley, News Report 0

Israeli occupation forces confiscated tens of cows owned by Palestinian citizens from the northern Jordan Valley village of Om Kharrouba on Tuesday.The Palestine News Network reported on Thursday that Israeli military vehicles and groups of horsemen broke into pastoral land, seized the cows, and arrested their owners, Sati Alian and […]

07 Aug
5:58

Bedouin Livestock Confiscated in the Jordan Valley

On Tuesday, Israeli occupation forces confiscated the livestock of Palestinian Bedouins in the Jordan Valley and placed them in an Israeli military camp.The head of the Wadi al-Maleh village council, Aref Daraghmeh told WAFA News that tens of Israeli soldiers on horseback invaded the grazing fields near there and stole […]

05 Jul
4:17

Oxfam Report Condemns Israeli Occupation Policies in Jordan Valley

A report published by UK-based Oxfam International reveals the fragility of Palestinian communities in the Jordan Valley to be the direct result of illegal Israeli settlements.On Thursday Oxfam International, a UK-based non-governmental organization dedicated to confronting poverty, published a lengthy report detailing the economic and environmental degradation of the Jordan […]

05 Jul
3:53

More Settler Land Grabs In North Jordan Valley

The residents of the Rotem settlement in the North Jordan Valley seized Palestinian land Wednesday as part of their continued illegal expansion.On Wednesday settlers from Rotem, an Israeli settlement in the northern part of the Jordan Valley, seized lands outside of the current perimeter of the settlement, reports the Palestinian […]

20 Apr
5:36

Shepherd Seriously Wounded by Gun Fire in the Jordan Valley

A Palestinian shepherd has been seriously wounded on Friday by Israeli gunfire, according to Agence France Presse and Lebanese news site, al-Akhbar.Quoting Palestinian security sources, al-Akhabr states that the 18 year old man, named as Yasser Kaabneh, was tending to his flock north of the city of Tubas in the […]

11 Oct
8:52

Army Demolishes Mosque In Jordan Valley

Israeli soldiers demolished a mosque at dawn on Tuesday, in Khirbit Izra village in Wadi El-Maleh, in the north of the Jordan ValleyAref Daraghma, head of the Wadi El-Maleh Village Council and the Bedouin areas in the Jordan Valley, stated that a number of Israeli military bulldozers and officers of […]

16 Sep
1:54

Israeli Military Carries Out Demolitions in Jordan Valley; Further Orders Presented in Hebron

September 16, 2011 1:54 AM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, Jordan Valley, News Report 0

The Israeli military has carried out demolitions and handed out five new demolition orders, on Thursday, Ma’an News reports.In the Jordan Valley village of al-Aqaba two houses and a barn were demolished. Aqaba was subjected to a series of demolitions in April of this year, destroying homes and roads, and […]

13 Jul
2:16

Jordan Valley Villages Have Wells Destroyed

The Ma’an News Agency reports that the Israeli army has destroyed wells and water pumps in 3 Jordan Valley villages on Tuesday.The villages of al-Akrabanyah, an-Nasaryah and Beit Hassan all allegedly had the equipment confiscated or destroyed. The villages are apparently located in Area A. The destruction of wells and […]

01 Jul
8:09

Israel Plans To Double Settlement Area In Jordan Valley

Israel has announced a plan to double the size of its settlements in the strategic Jordan Valley area in the West Bank. The move was announced in Haaretz daily financial paper The Marker. The plan foresee’s a doubling in agriculture areas given to settlers in the region.The settler department of […]

15 Jun
1:07

Village Homes Demolished In Jordan Valley

According to residents, ten Bedouin homes were demolished on Tuesday morning in the Jordan valley area, leaving dozens homeless. The small village of Fasayil, north of Jericho was invaded by 2 bulldozers, escorted by 14 military Jeeps at approximately 6am on Tuesday morning. The ten village homes were crushed, burying […]

14 Jun
12:51

Majority Of Israeli’s Unaware Of Realities Of Jordan Valley

June 14, 2011 12:51 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

A report by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel has released a report showing that the majority of Israelis are not aware of the legal or demographic background of the Jordan Valley. In a new report compiled by Dahlia Scheindlin of ACRI has shown that Israelis mistakenly believe that […]

01 Jun
8:50

Army Displaces Palestinian Village In the Jordan Valley

Israeli soldiers attacked on Wednesday at dawn “Khirbit Yizra” village in the Jordan Valley of the occupied West Bank, and displaced its residents under the claim that the area is a “closed military zone”.Local sources reported that the soldiers displaced more than 200 shepherds living in the area after surrounding […]

07 Apr
5:38

Army Confiscates Tractors In The Jordan Valley

Israeli soldiers confiscated on Wednesday several agricultural tractors that belong to Palestinian residents on the Jordan Valley, and took them to a nearby illegal settlement. Local sources reported that the soldiers installed a number of roadblocks an stopped the tractors while the residents were heading to their agricultural lands. Soldiers […]

29 Mar
11:46

Eviction Notices Delivered in Jordan Valley

Three families from the Jordan Valley, on Tuesday, have been served eviction notices by the Israeli military.The familes live in the Wadi Samra area, and have been informed that if they do not leave the land within three days, the mlitary will demolish their tents and any structures. This latest […]

28 Mar
10:40

Palestinian home demolished by Israeli troops in Jordan Valley

The Israeli military invaded the Palestinian village of Ein al-Hilwe in the eastern part of the West Bank known as the Jordan Valley, an area subject to numerous recent attacks by Israeli settlers, and demolished the home of the Nabel Daraghmeh family over the weekend.According to Jordan Valley Solidarity, the […]

09 Mar
8:43

Israeli Prime Minister Vows To Maintain Military Occupation Of Jordan Valley

During a tour around the eastern West Bank on Tuesday, the Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu vowed to keep the Israeli military presence on the eastern border of the West Bank, which would mean that any future Palestinian ‘state’ would be an island, completely surrounded by Israel.Netanyahu stated that Israel’s […]

02 Jan
8:14

Palestinian Killed by Army Fire At A Roadblock In The Jordan Valley

Palestinian medical sources reported on Sunday morning, that Israeli soldiers stationed at the Al Hamra roadblock in the Jordan valley, shot and killed a Palestinian youth despite having his hands up following soldiers demands. The Palestinian Red Crescent reported that slain resident was identified as Mahmoud Mohammad Daraghma, 21. The […]

14 Oct
9:49

Israel Willing To Review Presence In Jordan Valley, Depending On Conditions On The Ground

October 14, 2010 9:49 PM IMEMC News News Report, Palestine, Peace process 0

Israel could reconsider their future presence in the Jordan Valley, according to Israeli government spokesman, Mark Regev, but the recognition will depend on conditions on the ground. Regev told the Associated Press that Israel’s presence can be reviewed over time, and in accordance with Palestinian performance, but initially it will […]

16 Aug
2:04

Israel To Demolish More Homes In The Jordan Valley

Israeli soldiers invaded on Sunday morning the Al Farsiyya area in the northern plains area of the Jordan Valley, and handed orders informing the residents that the army intends to demolish homes and structures.The Al Farsiyya is inhibited by some 240 Palestinian shepherds and Bedouins. Less than a month ago, […]

13 Jul
4:28

Soldiers Close the Jordan Valley Area

Israeli soldiers closed, Monday night after midnight, the Jordan Valley area in the occupied West Bank, and declared it a closed military zone. The army installed several roadblocks at the entrances of Jericho, al-Oja and all roads leading to the northern and central areas of the Jordan valley. The army […]

08 Jun
5:34

Israeli Troops Issue 10-day Eviction Orders To Palestinians In Jordan Valley

Five Palestinian families in the Jordan Valley, in the eastern part of the West Bank, received eviction orders from the Israeli military on Sunday, just days after Israeli settlers set up an illegal outpost on the families’ land and took over a water well in the area. The eviction orders […]

23 May
1:30

Settlers Torch Farmlands In The Jordan valley

May 23, 2010 1:30 PM Saed Bannoura Jordan Valley, News Report, Truce 0

A group of fundamentalist settlers torched, on Saturday, several farmlands in Wad al-Maleh in the northern plains of the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank.The torched lands were planted with wheat and barley. Eyewitnesses reported that the Palestinian firefighters arrived at the scene and prevented a bigger disaster. The […]

09 Mar
4:21

The Israeli Military Hands Out 10 Demolition Orders To Palestinian Farmers In The Jordan Valley

Israeli troops handed out on Monday 10 demolition orders to Palestinian farmers from villages in the Jordan valley. Troops stormed Al Jeftlek and Al Fasayil villages in the Jordan valley and ordered local farmers to demolish farm houses and huts. All targeted structures are built on private land owned by […]

23 Dec
11:10

Israel Hands Out Demolition Orders To Palestinians In The Jordan Valley

On Tuesday, Israeli troops handed out demolition orders targeting buildings belonging to Palestinian farmers from different areas in the Jordan valley. OSCAILTIMAGE(attachments/dec2009/israeli_troops_in_the_west_bank_photo_by_ghassan_bannoura_2008_2.jpg 300 0) File – Soldier taking aim at Palestinians On Tuesday, Israeli troops handed out demolition orders targeting buildings belonging to Palestinian farmers from different areas in the […]

17 Jan
6:38

Israeli forces abduct a Palestinian student from Jordan valley area in northern West Bank

Hanifa Salah, 19, was abducted by the Israeli army while working on his family's farm in the Jordan valley in the northern West Bank on Wednesday morning. Soldiers and jeeps arrived at the farm, detained the young man and questioned him, then took him to an unknown military detention camp, […]