Category Archives: Jordan Valley

29 Sep

Israeli Army Displaces Bedouin Families To Conduct Military Training

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, Thursday, the Hamsa al-Fouqa area, near Tubas in central West Bank, and removed 19 Bedouin families from their dwelling, so that the army can conduct life fire training in their community. The soldiers surrounded Abu Hamsa al-Fouqa area before invading it, and handed the military […]

22 Sep

15 Families to be Homeless in Lieu of Israeli Military Drill

Israeli authorities, on Wednesday, ordered 15 Palestinian families to evacuate their homes in the northern Jordan Valley, paving the way for projected military maneuvers in the area. Local anti-settlement activist Motaz Bisharat told the Palestine News Net Work (PNN) that the Israeli Civil Administration served evacuation notifications to 15 Palestinian families, […]

21 Aug

Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Two Palestinians Near Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, the town of Beit Ummar, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and the ath-Thaheriyya town, south of the city, and kidnapped two Palestinians, including a former political prisoner. The Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said several army […]

20 Jun

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

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

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 […]

27 Mar

1/3 of Palestinian Village Left Homeless by Demolitions in 2016

Mass Israeli demolitions, in the Jordan Valley village of Khirbet Tana, have left more than a third of its Palestinian residents homeless since the beginning of the year, the UN said Friday.The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said 87 of the village’s 250 residents, including 35 […]

29 Feb

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

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 […]

31 Jan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, […]

05 Sep

Soldiers Attack, Wound, A Young Man, Kidnap Two

Palestinian medical sources have reported, Saturday, that a young Palestinian man was injured, after Israeli soldiers violently assaulted him on the al-Hamra roadblock, in the Central Plains of the occupied West Bank. Soldiers also kidnapped two Palestinians on Za’tara roadblock.The sources said Shadi Ahmad Abu ‘Aisha, from Beit Wazan town, […]

30 Aug

Army Displaces 14 Families To Conduct Training Near Tubas

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday morning, the ar-Ras al-Ahmar area, east of the central West Bank city of Tubas, and displaced 14 families, so that the army can conduct a five-day training drill.Head of the Wadi al-Maleh and Bedouin Tribes Local Council ‘Aref Daraghma said the soldiers surrounded […]

22 Aug

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

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

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

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 […]

11 Aug

Residential, Agricultural Structures, And Barns, Demolished In Central Plains

Israeli soldiers demolish, on Tuesday morning and on Monday at night, a number of residential and agricultural structures, and barns, near the al-Hamra military roadblock, and in al-Jiftlik, Zbeidat, Froush Beit Dajan and Hamsa, in the West Banks’ Central Plains.The WAFA News Agency has reported that the army demolished residential […]

05 Aug

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 […]

15 Jul

Army To Demolish Structures In Northern Plains

Israeli soldiers invaded, earlier on Wednesday, several Palestinian communities in the West Bank’s Northern Plains, and handed warrants to a number of families, ordering them to halt constructions of their property, in preparation for their demolition.Had of the Wadi al-Maleh and Bedouin Tribes Local Council Aref Daraghma said several military […]

15 Jul

Soldiers Conduct Training In Northern Plains

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, earlier Wednesday, Palestinian communities in the West Bank’s Northern Plains, and conducted live fire military drills in the meadows and overlooking hills. Head of the Wadi al-Maleh Village Council ‘Aref Daraghma the soldiers, and several armored vehicles have been heavily deployed in the area, and […]

28 Jun

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

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 […]

16 Jun

Soldiers Uproot Hundreds of Evergreens East Of Tubas

Israeli soldiers cut and uprooted, on Tuesday morning, hundreds of evergreens, east of the central West Bank city of Tubas, the WAFA News Agency said.Head of the Wadi al-Maleh and Bedouin Communities Local Council, ‘Aref Daraghma, said the soldiers, and personnel of the “Civil Administration Office,” run by the military […]

16 Jun

TV Report on Palestinian Child Seriously Injured By Israeli Explosive in Tubas

9-year old Qoteiba Sawafta suffered serious burns and injuries when he picked up an Israeli explosive object, thinking it was a toy, and it detonated in his face. The incident took place in Tubas, in the central part of the occupied West Bank. The Israeli military frequently conducts live fire […]

11 Jun

Army Removes 30 Families To Conduct Training In Northern Plains

Israeli soldiers invaded, earlier on Thursday morning, the al-Borj, al-Meeta and al-Maleh areas, in the West Bank’s Northern Plains, and removed thirty families, to conduct live-fire military training.Head of the Wadi al-Maleh Local Council Aref Daraghma said the soldiers surrounded the entire area, removed the families, and told them the […]

05 Jun

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

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

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

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 […]

30 Apr

Israel Displaces 50 Families To Conduct Military Training

Dozens of soldiers invaded, Thursday, several areas of the West Bank’s Northern Plains, and ordered around 50 Bedouin families to leave their areas, as the army intends to conduct training. Previous repeated military drills led to burning around 4000 Dunams.Head of the Wadi al-Maleh Village Council ‘Aref Daraghma said the […]

28 Apr

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 […]

09 Mar

Firing Zone Used to Expand Illegal Settlements, Demolish Homes

Israeli forces continue to demolish Palestinian homes in the Jordan Valley, in spite of an order signed in January indicating that the homes no longer lie in an army firing zone, reports Israeli news source Haartez.According to Ma’an, the order, signed by GOC Central Command Maj. Gen. Nitzan Alon on […]

06 Mar

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 […]

29 Jan

Israeli Forces Destroy 1,000 Meter Water Pipe Donated to Yezra

January 29, 2015 11:08 PM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, Jordan Valley, News Report 0

Israeli bulldozers, on Thursday, destroyed a water pipe being used in connecting the West Tubas district’s Atoof village with Khirbet Yezra, in the northern Jordan Valley.Head of Al-Maleh local council, Aaref Daraghmeh, said that the pipe had length of 1,000 meters, and was donated by Agricultural Relief to provide the […]

28 Jan

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

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

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 […]

24 Nov

Palestinian Killed By Israeli Explosive In West Bank’s Northern Plains

November 24, 2014 3:36 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, Jordan Valley, News Report 0

Medical sources reported, Sunday, that a Palestinian shepherd was killed when an Israeli explosive, dropped by the army during training, detonated near him in al-Marah area, close to Bardala village, in the Northern Plains of the occupied West Bank.The sources said that Ahmad Abdul-Rahman Sawafta, age 44, was herding his […]

07 Nov

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 […]

16 Oct

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 […]

08 Oct

Israel Gives Eviction Notices to 19 Palestinian Families

Israeli authorities distributed, on Wednesday, eviction notices to 19 Palestinian families in the area of the northern Jordan Valley, as a prelude to using the lands for military purposes.Head of Al-Maleh Valley Local Council, Aref Daraghmeh, told PNN that Israeli forces served 16 families in the Al-Ras Al-Ahmar region with […]

17 Sep

Settlers Uproot Agricultural And Grazing Lands Near Salfit

A number of extremist Israeli settlers bulldozed agricultural, and grazing, lands belonging to residents from Deir Estia and Hares villages, north of the Central West Bank city of Salfit.The settlers came from the Revava illegal Israeli settlement, built on Palestinian lands in the district. The attack is part of Israel’s […]

04 Sep

ISM Report: Night Raid in Far’a Refugee Camp

We arrived around one o’clock in the afternoon of September 1st to the Far’a Refugee Camp and found that we had awakened the three Mansour family households.3 September 2014 | International Solidarity Movement | Far’a, Occupied Palestine “We didn’t have much sleep last night,” explained one sister. “The army kept […]

14 Aug

Explosive Device Defused Near Tubas

Explosives experts of the Palestinian police in Jenin, defused on Thursday an explosive object, dropped by the Israeli army during training, in Tammoun town, in the central West Bank district of Tubas.The police said it received a call from a concerned citizen who located an unknown object in a Palestinian […]

12 Aug

Teen Killed By An Explosive Dropped By The Army Near Tubas

Palestinian medical sources reported, Monday, that a Palestinian teen has been killed, and his brother was wounded, by an explosive charge dropped by the army near the central West Bank city of Tubas.The sources said Mohammad Mo’tasem Abu Eshtayya, 17 years of age, was killed, and his brother Yousef was […]

22 Jun

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

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

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

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, […]

24 Mar

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 […]

11 Mar

Jordanian judge killed by Israeli troops at border crossing

An Israeli soldier shot and killed a Jordanian judge, identified as Raed Z’eitar,, at the Jordan River border crossing between Jordan and the West Bank on Monday.Details about exactly what happened at the border Monday morning are still unclear, but the Israeli military has acknowledged that Z’eitar, was unarmed when […]

05 Mar

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 […]

05 Mar

Families Ordered Out Of Homes As Army Prepares For Training

[Tuesday Evening, March 4, 2014] Israeli soldiers handed military orders to 21 families in the Wad Ebzeeq area, in the Northern Plains of the occupied West Bank, ordering them to leave as the army prepares for training.The army ordered the residents to stay away from the area on Wednesday, as […]

26 Feb

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 […]

16 Feb

VIDEO: Ein Hijleh, A Village That Means Resistance

Last week, some 300 Palestinian activists established the protest village of Ein Hijleh in a cluster of palm trees and abandoned houses, in the Jordan Valley, north of the Dead Sea.Published 13 February, 2014 by the Alternative Information Center Ein Hijleh was created in the face of pledges by Israeli […]

12 Feb

Israeli Forces Demolish Khirbet Ein Karzaliyah For 2nd Time

Israeli forces, on Wednesday, demolished tents set up by Palestinian residents in the Jordan Valley after their village was completely destroyed by Israel in January, according to an Israeli rights group.BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — ‘A Civil Administration bulldozer arrived, once more, at Khirbet Ein Karzaliyah in the central Jordan Valley, this […]

09 Feb

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 […]

08 Feb

Israel Forces Storm Ein Hejleh

Forty-one activists have been injured, during a raid on Ein Hejleh protest village, in the Jordan Valley. Activists told the Palestinian News Network (PNN) that 41 activists suffered injuries from rubber-coated bullets and tear gas canisters after Israeli forces raided the village, on Friday at 4 am. Israeli forces fired […]

06 Feb

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 […]

05 Feb

Press Release: Israeli Forces Raid Ein Hijleh As Villagers Remain Steadfast

February 4, 2014 – Large numbers of Israeli soldiers and border police have made several attempts to raid the reclaimed village of Ein Hijleh and, in return, the villagers stopped their forced advancement into the center of the village.There were many cases of teargas suffocation as well as an injury […]

05 Feb

Israeli Army Attempts Takeover at Revived Ein Hijleh Village

Clashes with Israeli forces at Ein Hijleh started in the evening hours of Monday, February 3, when two Palestinians were injured during a fight with Israeli soldiers; one Palestinian had an arm fractured and the other fractured his ribs. Israeli forces prevented ambulances from entering the village to evacuate the […]

03 Feb

Al-Awda Village Evacuated by Israeli Troops

Israeli army forces have stormed and evacuated the village of Al-Awda, or ‘The Return’, that was established by Palestinian activists in the Jordan Valley area which is threatened with confiscation.Khaled Ma’ali, one of the activists, told the Palestinian News Network that the Israeli army raided the village on Sunday, at […]

03 Feb

Israel Threatens to Evacuate Ein Hejleh

Munther Amira, an activist and member of the Palestinian Return Centre (PRC), told the Palestinian News Network (PNN) that extreme caution prevails in the vicinity of the village of Ein Hejleh, which was opened by Palestinians yesterday to assure that the Jordan Valley is a Palestinian land.Amira told the PNN […]

03 Feb

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

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 […]

30 Jan

Soldiers Invade Homes, Conduct Training, In West Bank Village

[Thursday at Dawn, January 30, 2014] Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded Ein Shibli village, in the West Bank’s Central Plains, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, broke into several homes and conducted military drills. Resident Osama Abu Hatab said the soldiers violently searched several local families, and […]

22 Jan

Soldiers Demolish Residential, Agricultural Structures, Near Tubas

[Wednesday, January 22, 2014] Dozens of Israeli soldiers have invaded a Palestinian community northeast of Tubas, in the central West Bank, demolishing agricultural and residential structures.The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) has reported that the soldiers demolished a home built in 1967, residential structures, and two barns in Khirbit […]

22 Jan

Child Seriously Injured By Bomb Dropped By The Army

[Wednesday, January 22, 2014] Palestinian medical sources have reported that that a Palestinian child suffered serious injuries after a bomb, dropped by Israeli soldiers during training, exploded in his hands, in the Jordan Valley.The sources said that the child, 12 years of age, found the bomb, and carried it not […]

02 Jan

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, […]

01 Jan

Minor Shot Near Bethlehem, Activists Arrested

[Wednesday January 1, 2014] A Palestinian minor was shot and injured by Israeli forces, Wednesday, in Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem.The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) reports that, according to security sources, live bullets were fired toward Palestinian minors in the camp, shooting a 14-year-old in the foot. […]

30 Dec

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 […]

24 Dec

Soldiers Demolish Home, Four Sheds In The West Bank Plains

[Tuesday December 24, 2013] Dozens of Israeli soldiers have invaded the Fasayel Al-Wousta area, in the Jordan Valley, demolishing one home and four sheds.Resident Abdullah Rashayda told Radio Bethlehem 2000 that several Israeli military vehicles, including a number of bulldozers, invaded the area and demolished a brick home in addition […]

03 Dec

Army Demolishes Homes, Structures In Northern Plains

Tuesday, at Dawn [December 3, 2013] A number of armored Israeli military jeeps have invaded several Palestinian communities in the West Bank’s Northern Plains, demolishing two homes, in addition to various agricultural structures and wells.Aref Daraghma, head of the Wadi Al-Maleh and Bedouin Tribes Local Council in Tubas, in the […]

03 Nov

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

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, […]

03 Oct

Soldiers Destroy Khirbit Makhoul Village For Fourth Time

[Thursday October 3, 2013] Israeli soldiers destroyed Khirbit Makhoul Bedouin village in the West Bank’s Northern Plains area, for the fourth time in a row.Local sources have reported that dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded the village, approximately at 2:30 at dawn, and forced the residents out of their sheds and […]

30 Sep

Israel Declares Destroyed Palestinian Village Closed Military Zone

September 30, 2013 1:02 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, Jordan Valley, News Report 0

Monday at dawn [September 30 2013] Israeli soldiers declared Khirbit Makhoul area, in the West Bank’s Northern Plains, a closed military zone. The Bedouin village was destroyed for the third time on September 19.Head of the Wadi Al-Maleh Village council, in the Jordan Valley, Aref Daraghma, stated that the soldiers […]

21 Sep

Soldiers Attack Diplomats, Residents, In Destroyed Palestinian Village

September 21, 2013 12:16 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, Jordan Valley, News Report 0

On Friday [September 20, 2013] Israeli soldiers violently attacked international diplomats, and prevented dozens of residents from rebuilding the destroyed Khirbit Makhoul village, in the West Bank’s Northern Plains.The visiting diplomats came from France, Britain, Ireland, Spain and Australia, including diplomats of the European Union’s political bureau, who tried to […]

20 Sep

Soldiers Demolish Structures In Destroyed village In Northern Plains

[Friday September 20, 2013] Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded Khirbit Makhoul village, in the West Bank’s northern plains area, and removed tents and structures for the third time.Aref Daraghma, head of the Wadi Al-Maleh Village Council, stated that the soldiers removed all tents installed by the Red Cross for the […]

16 Sep

Soldiers Demolish Northern Plains Village

September 16, 2013 12:23 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, Jordan Valley, News Report 0

As part of ongoing violations against the Palestinians, living in small villagers, in the West Bank Northern Plains area, dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded Khirbit Makhoul, and demolished homes and residential structures.Local sources said that dozens of Israeli military jeeps, and military bulldozers, invaded the village and started demolishing its […]

28 Jun

Settlers Burn An Agricultural Structure, Equipment, Near Tubas

Local sources have reported that a number of extremist Israeli settlers burnt on Thursday at night [June 27 2013] a Palestinian agricultural structure in Bardala village, near Tubas in the West Bank’s northern Plains.The sources added that Israeli soldiers, stationed at a nearby military roadblock, prevented Palestinian firefighters from crossing […]

29 May

Settlers Burn Cars, Write Racist Graffiti, Near Tubas

Wednesday morning, May 29, a group of Israeli settlers invaded the Az-Beidat area, near the West Bank city of Tubas, burnt four cars and a tractor, and wrote racist graffiti against the Arabs and Palestinians.Hamza Zbeidat, representative of the Development Work Center in the Jordan Valley, stated that the settlers […]

30 Apr

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 […]

24 Apr

Army Demolishes Structures, Tents, In The Northern Plains

Tuesday April 23, 2013, Israeli soldiers demolished several of agricultural structures and tents used by Palestinian shepherds in the northern plains area, east of the occupied West Bank.Local sources in Tubas and the northern plains area reported that the soldiers demolished residential structures, agricultural structures and sheds, and a number […]

09 Feb

British businessman promises to resign as chairman of Israeli settlement exporter

Jimmy Russo, the Company Chairman of EDOM, has told Corporate Watch that he plans to resign from his chairmanship and “actively seek to sell” his 20% shareholding in the Israeli company on Thursday, Feb. 7th. His announcement was in reply to questions about new evidence found by Corporate Watch that […]

20 Jan

Army Isolates West Bank’s Northern Plains

January 20, 2013 12:22 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, Jordan Valley, News Report 0

Saturday evening – January 19, Israeli soldiers imposed a strict siege on the northern plains area of the occupied West Bank, and installed several roadblocks on main roads in the area.Eyewitnesses reported that the army closed the Al-Hamra and Tayaseer roadblocks, installed several roadblocks on main roads linking between different […]

14 Jan

Israel Publishes Plans For New Settlement Units in West Bank

The Israeli government published plans for the construction of additional 170 units, and 84 “guestroom”, for Jewish settlers in Rote m illegal settlement, in the Jordan valley, Hagit Ofran of Israel’s Peace Now movement said. Ofran stated that the construction have been previously authorized by Israel, and that what have […]

03 Jan

Around 1000 Palestinians Leave Their Structures, Tents, In Northern Plains

Around a 1000 Palestinians living in Bedouin communes and residents of Al-Maleh area in the northern Plaines of the occupied West Bank started leaving their homes and tents after receiving military orders from the Israeli army informing them that the soldiers will be conducting drills using live ammunition.Aref Daraghma, head […]

15 Dec

Israel Starts Removing Mines Close To Border With Jordan, To Build Settlements

Israel has officially started the removal of landmines close to the border with Jordan to use the lands for illegal settlement construction in the area, especially in the Wadi Araba area. The plan also includes boosting industry and factories in settlements in the area.Israeli sources reported that thousands of Dunams […]

23 Aug

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

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

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

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

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 […]