Israeli soldiers dismantled and seized, on Thursday, 200 meters of water pipes from residents of the village of Bardalla, in the northern Jordan Valley, who built them in order to provide their village with fresh water, according to Aref Daraghmeh, a local human rights activist.
He said the pipes were not yet ready for use.
Soldiers also demolished, on Wednesday, a pool used to collect rain water in the village of al-Farisiyeh, in the northern Jordan Valley.
Israel, which controls Area C of the occupied West Bank where the two villages are located, does not allow any Palestinian construction, even in infrastructure, as it attempts to keep Palestinian presence in Area C to a minimum in order to later annex the entire, scarcely populated area that makes around 60 percent of the area of the occupied West Bank.
(photo:Â Â Israeli forces in the village of Bardala, May 2017, Jordan Valley Solidarity)
Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip and continues, into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.