On Wednesday night, a group of Jewish settlers started construction for the expansion of Michola settlement, in the Jordan Valley near the central West Bank city of Tubas. The Palestine News and Information Center, WAFA, reported that the settlers started adding units and caravans to the settlement and that cement trucks were seen entering it. Tubas governor, Marwan Tubasi said that it seems the settlers have managed to add three residential units so far.

The settlement is one of the biggest agricultural settlements in the Palestinian Plains area in the Jordan Valley.

Tubasi added that setters are also conducting construction work in Maskiot settlement in the area.

He stated that Israel wants to create a new reality in the Jordan Valley area, well-known as the fruit basket of Palestine, in order to secure a permanent presence and force the Palestinians out of their homes and lands.