Category Archives: Jordan Valley

07 Apr
3:52

Several Palestinians Ordered to Halt Construction in Jordan Valley

Israeli forces, on Monday, ordered a halt on the construction of several Palestinian-owned structures in Khirbet Yarza and al-Jiftlik villages in the Jordan Valley, according to sources. Activist, Aref Daraghmeh, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli forces handed a villager, identified as Salem Abu al-Tayyib, from Khirbet Yarza, east […]

01 Apr
6:06

Israeli Troops Seize a Palestinian-owned Caravan in Jordan Valley

Israeli troops reportedly seized on Wednesday, a Palestinian-owned caravan, located in the Israel-occupied area of Al-Aghwar, in the eastern occupied West Bank. Witnesses told media outlets, earlier today, that the confiscated caravan is owned by a local Palestinian resident in the Jordan Valley. Local legal activist, Aref Daraghma, told local […]

27 Mar
11:02

B’Tselem: “During the Coronavirus crisis, Israel confiscates tents designated for clinic in the Northern West Bank”

The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights In The Occupied Territories (B’Tselem): Communities Facing Expulsion: On Thursday, 26 March 2020, at around 7:30 am, officials from Israel’s Civil Administration in the West Bank arrived with a military jeep escort, a bulldozer and two flatbed trucks with cranes at the Palestinian […]

27 Mar
5:06

Palestinian Building Equipment, Tents Seized by Israeli Forces in Jordan Valley

Israeli forces demolished a residential structure and seized tents, on Thursday, in the Jordan Valley village of Ibziq, north of the occupied West Bank city of Tubas, according to a local official. Abdul Majeed Khdeirat, head of Ibziq village council, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli soldiers stormed the […]

24 Mar
12:55

Israeli Colonists Attack A Young Man In Northern Plains, Homes In Nablus

Several fanatic illegal Israeli colonists attacked, on Monday evening, a Palestinian shepherd in Ein al-Hilwa area, in the West Bank’s Northern Plains, and attacked many homes in Madama village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Palestinian human rights activist, Aref Daraghma, said several colonists assaulted a young […]

23 Mar
10:31

Israeli Settlers Attack , Damage Palestinian Vehicle near Jenin

Israeli settlers attacked a Palestinian vehicle with stones on Monday, in northern occupied West Bank, causing damage to the vehicle but no injuries were reported. A Palestinian resident of Silat al-Dahr village, south of city of Jenin, told WAFA that illegal colonial settlers hurled stones at his car, breaking its […]

08 Mar
10:06

Israeli Forces Seize Excavators South of Hebron, Deliver Demolition Notice in Jordan Valley

Israeli forces, on Sunday, seized construction equipment in Birin area, south of Hebron, in the southern occupied West Bank, according to a local activist. Fuad al-‘Amour, the coordinator of the Protection and Steadfastness Committee in Masafer Yatta, told WAFA correspondent that the soldiers seized two excavators belonging to local Palestinian […]

05 Mar
5:35

Israeli Bulldozers Raze Palestinian Land Near Jerusalem and the Jordan Valley

On Wednesday, Israeli vehicles levelled several dunams of Palestinian agricultural land in Beit Jala and the Jordan Valley, according to local sources. Local sources told QNN that Israeli bulldozers stormed Makhrour in Beit Jala, south of Jerusalem, and razed five dunams of land belonging to, Ramzi Qaisiyyeh, a Palestinian citizen. […]

02 Mar
4:02

Israeli Soldiers, Settlers Attack Palestinians Planting Olive Trees

Israeli forces, on Saturday, attacked Palestinian activists, planting olive trees to the east of Tubas, in the northern occupied Jordan Valley, WAFA Palestinian News Agency reported. Israeli forces attacked and dispersed activists participating in the tree planting event, which was called for by the anti-settlement and apartheid wall committee and […]

26 Feb
2:13

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct 27 Palestinians, Including Children, In West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, 27 Palestinians, including children and the father of a slain young man, from their homes during extensive and very violent searches of property across the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem. The PPS stated that the […]

25 Feb
3:50

Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians During A Peace Protest In Jordan Valley

Israeli soldiers attacked, Tuesday, dozens of nonviolent Palestinian protesters near a military roadblock in the northern area of the Jordan Valley of the occupied West Bank, causing many injuries. The nonviolent procession was organized by the National Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, in addition to Fateh movement’s anti-colonies […]

Israeli settlers in the Jordan Valley (archive image)
24 Feb
6:21

Settlers Fence off Palestinian Agricultural Land in Jordan Valley

Israeli settlers, on Sunday, continued fencing large tracts of land in the northern Jordan Valley as they chased Palestinian herders out of pastures in the area, according to local sources. Aref Daraghmeh, a local rights activist, told the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) that extremist settlers continued for the […]

23 Feb
3:02

Illegal Israeli Colonists Install Fences Around Grazing Lands In Northern Plains

Many fanatic illegal Israeli colonists invaded, Saturday, Palestinian grazing lands in the West Bank’s Northern plains, before installing fences around them. Human rights activist Aref Daraghma said the colonists invaded the grazing lands, east of Khirbat Makhoul village, and north of Khirbat Samra. He added that the colonists installed fences […]

21 Feb
7:05

Thousands of Israeli Settlers Storm two Jordan Valley Villages

Thousands of Israeli settlers on Friday stormed the Palestinian villages of al-Burj and Umm al-Qaba in the northern Jordan Valley, northern occupied West Bank. Aref Daraghmeh, a local activist, confirmed to the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) that Israeli forces escorted a convoy of buses packed with some 4,000 […]

17 Feb
6:39

Israeli Forces Close Water Holes, Confiscate Barracks, Order Eviction of 15 Facilities in Jordan Valley

On Monday morning, Israeli occupation forces closed water holes in Khirbet Allan, in Al-Jiftlik village of the northern Jordan Valley. Activist Aref Daraghmeh stated that a force from the occupation army and the so-called “Civil Administration” raided the area and closed water holes, explaining that the occupation is marketing false […]

17 Feb
12:31

Israeli Soldiers Chase Shepherds in the Jordan Valley

Israeli forces, today, chased Palestinian shepherds in the northern Jordan Valley, according to a local activist. Aref Daraghmeh said that Israeli soldiers chased a number of shepherds as they were grazing their livestock in the area of al-Burj, where they briefly detained a group of shepherds two days ago. Israeli […]

16 Feb
12:22

Israeli Soldiers Chase Palestinian Shepherds In Northern Plains

Israeli soldiers chased, Sunday, many Palestinian shepherds in the al-Borj area, in the Northern Plains of the occupied West Bank. Human rights activist Aref Daraghma stated that the soldiers attacked and chased many Palestinian shepherds, and forced them out of grazing lands. He added that the attack comes just two […]

13 Feb
7:18

Israel Begins Building Settler-Only Road on Palestinian Land

Israeli forces, on Thursday, began the groundwork for the construction of a road that would connect illegal colonial settlements in the northern occupied West Bank with those in the Jordan Valley. Ghassan Daghlas, who documents settlement construction in the area, told WAFA that the planned 8-kilometer-long road would connect the […]

09 Feb
5:37

UPDATE: Palestinian Government Seeking Legal Action in Response to Israeli Ban on Palestinian Agricultural Products

Minister of National Economy, Khaled Osseili, said on Sunday, that the Palestinian government was pursuing political, diplomatic and legal action to reverse Israel’s recent ban on the export of Palestinian agricultural abroad, which is aimed at stifling the Palestinian economy, WAFA reported. At an emergency meeting of the Palestinian Exports […]

Demolition order (archive image)
04 Feb
11:48

Israeli Army Deliver Demolition Notices to Palestinians in Jordan Valley

The Israeli army, on Tuesday, notified a number of Palestinians in the northern Jordan Valley village of Fasayil of its intention to demolish their under–construction houses and animal barns, under the pretext that they were built without Israeli permission. WAFA correspondent stated that the Israeli military has been intensifying its […]

04 Feb
7:16

Soldiers Destroy Water Pipes in Jordan Valley

Israeli forces, today, destroyed pipelines that were supplying the northern Jordan Valley village of Bardala with irrigation water, according to Ziad Sawafta, deputy mayor of Bardala village council. Mayor Sawafta told WAFA correspondence that Israeli forces regularly destroy the pipes supplying water for irrigation in Bardala, noting that the village […]

03 Feb
10:10

Report: Netanyahu Plans to Extend Israeli Sovereignty Over Jordan Valley and Settlements

By: Madeeha Araj for PNN The National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements stated in its latest report, that over the last decade, Arabs and international community have done their utmost to reach a just and lasting peace agreement between the Palestinians and Israelis under UN resolutions, international law […]

26 Jan
3:06

Army Abducts A Palestinian In Hebron

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday before noon, a young Palestinian man at a military roadblock near the Ibrahimi Mosque, in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers stopped the Palestinian at a military roadblock near the mosque, and abducted him. The […]

22 Jan
4:09

UN’s Mladenov says Jordan Valley Annexation Would Have Devastating Effects

Nickolay Mladenov, United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, today, expressed concern regarding Israeli plans to annex the occupied Jordan Valley, stressing that such a step would have devastating effects on the region. “The annexation of some or all of Area C in the West Bank, if […]

16 Jan
4:37

Sealed Off and Forgotten: What You Should Know About Israel’s ‘Firing Zones’ in the West Bank

By Ramzy Baroud for the Palestine Chronicle A seemingly ordinary news story, published in the Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, on January 7, shed light on a long-forgotten, yet crucial, subject: Israel’s so-called “firing zones” in the West Bank. “Israel has impounded the only vehicle available to a medical team that provides […]

07 Jan
7:33

Israeli Forces Injure Palestinian Man While Demolishing his Home

Ras Al Auja, a community, located in ‘area C’ of the occupied West Bank, North of Jericho City, and home to 700-800 Palestinians, was stormed, on Monday, by Israeli soldiers and teams of ‘Civil Administration’ staff, Quds News Network reported. Activist, Hamzah Zbeidan, said that over two hundred Israeli soldiers […]

06 Jan
6:39

Israeli Forces Seize 9 Residential Structures in Jordan Valley

Israeli forces dismantled, on Monday, nine Palestinian-owned residential structures and seized them from the town of al-Ouja, in the Jordan Valley, occupied West Bank, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. According to the head of al-Ouja municipality, Salah Freijat, soldiers dismantled nine inhabited structures out of 70 slated for […]

06 Jan
4:09

Israeli Ministers Planning “Official Annexation” of Jordan Valley

A ministerial committee with the Israeli occupation is considering, today, Sunday, the annexation of the Jordan Valley, in its first meeting since its formation, the Palestine News Network reported. Despite warnings by the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, that the annexation statements could be among the investigations […]

03 Jan
11:30

Israeli Army Confiscates Five Tractors from Palestinian Farmers

Israeli forces, on Friday, seized five tractors belonging to Palestinian farmers in Um al-Qaba area, in the Jordan Valley, northern occupied West Bank, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. The head of the village council of nearby al-Maleh village, Mahdi Daraghmeh, said that the Israeli army seized the […]

03 Jan
7:21

Israeli Security Guards Ransack Palestinian Tents in Jordan Valley

Israeli occupation forces terrorized, Thursday afternoon, Palestinian residents in the village of Ein Hilweh in the Jordan Valley region of the occupied West Bank after searching and ransacking residential tents. Local activist, Mahdi Daraghmeh said that five Israeli security guards in street clothes, stormed tents in the village, searched and […]

01 Jan
8:17

Palestinian Ordered to Remove Room, Balcony, Olive Trees

A Palestinian resident of Khirbet Ibzeiq, was ordered by the Israeli military government, Wednesday, to remove a room and a balcony built on his own land as well as olive trees, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. The land, located north of the city of Tubas, in the […]

01 Jan
7:57

Israeli Forces Seize Residential Tents, Animal Barns in Jordan Valley

Israeli forces stormed, Wednesday afternoon, Atouf village, southeast of the city of Tubas, and dismantled tents and animal barns, and seized them, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported. Atouf village council, Abdullah Bisharat said that the soldiers dismantled three residential tents and barns, located in the Jordan Valley, northern […]

24 Dec
8:05

Netanyahu Freezes Plans to Annex Jordan Valley

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave instructions to freeze the plans to annex the Jordan Valley to Israeli sovereignty, Ynet revealed Tuesday. The Israeli paper explained, according to Al Ray, that Netanyahu made his decision following that of the International Prosecutor to conduct an investigation into war crimes, carried out […]

23 Dec
7:40

Israeli Soldiers Dismantle Shacks and Barn in Northern Jordan Valley

According to the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA), Israeli forces,, dismantled Palestinian residential and livestock structures in the Ras al-Ahmar area, on Monday.

19 Dec
1:22

Army Searches Many Homes In Northern Plains

Israeli soldiers invaded, late on Wednesday at night, Ein al-Baida’ village in the Northern Plains of the occupied West Bank, before storming and ransacking many homes. Media sources said dozens of soldiers invaded the village, before searching dozens of homes while interrogating the residents. They added that the soldiers collected […]

18 Dec
9:12

Israeli Settlers Sabotage Road Equipment For a Second Time

Israeli settlers, on Tuesday, vandalized a bulldozer and other equipment that are used to work on rehabilitating and paving roads in the Jordan Valley, in the occupied West Bank, said the owner of the equipment, Salah Zayed. The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported that settlers, for the second […]

16 Dec
4:13

Settlers Damage Road Equipment in Jordan Valley

Illegal Israeli settlers, on Saturday night, vandalized a number of bulldozers that were parked at the site of a road working project in the Jordan Valley region, the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Salah Zayed, the project contractor, said that he and staff of […]

Israeli settlers in the Jordan Valley (archive image)
01 Dec
1:08

Illegal Israeli Settlers Harass Palestinians and International Supporters

Israeli settlers today chased down Palestinian sheep herders and international supporters away from their pastures in the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank, according Aref Daraghmeh, a local activist. He said the settlers forced the sheep herders to leave the area and assaulted some of the international supporters who […]

Image by Arwa Ibrahim from Al Jazeera
20 Nov
1:22

Israeli Prime Minister Approves Settlement Expansion in Jordan Valley Following US Announcement

After Mike Pompeo, the US Secretary of State, made a statement Monday reversing decades of US policy, and contradicting international law, by saying that the US did not consider Israel’s colonial takeovers of Palestinian land to be illegal, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu approved a massive expansion of colonial settlements. […]

01 Nov
4:54

Peace Now : 2342 Settlement Housing Units Advanced

The Higher Planning Council of the Civil Administration convened on the eve of Sukkot (10 October 2019) and approved plans for 2,342 housing units in the settlements, according to the minutes of the meeting published. 59% of the approved units are in settlements that Israel likely may evacuate under a […]

31 Oct
3:33

Army Abducts A Human Rights Activist Near Tubas

Israeli soldiers abducted, Thursday, Palestinian human right activist, Aref Daraghma, after stopping him at a military roadblock, while heading to the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Mo’taz Bisharat, a Palestinian official responsible for the Plains bureau in Tubas, in northeastern West Bank, said the soldiers, stationed at a […]

27 Oct
9:07

VIDEO: Watch as Illegal Settlers and Israeli Forces Attack a Peaceful Protest

Palestinian, International and Israeli activists take part in a direct action inside an Israeli outpost in the Jordan Valley, West Bank, October 26, 2019. Israeli forces detained 34 people, among them 23 activists and 11 Palestinian journalists. Phones and cameras were confiscated from the Palestinian journalists. All detainees were released […]

26 Oct
6:02

Peaceful Protesters Suffocate as Israeli Soldiers Attack Demonstration in Jordan Valley

At least five Palestinians suffocated, today, as Israeli forces quelled a peaceful protest in al-Humma area, in the northern Jordan Valley, said WAFA correspondence. The non-violent gathering was called for by the anti-wall and settlement committee and the Fateh movement, in Tubas, to protest against the continued settlement expansion of […]

11 Oct
1:13

The Jordan Valley Springs: Between the Rock of the Occupation and the Hard Place of Settlers

By Al Harith Al Hasni: THE JORDAN VALLEY, Thursday, October 10, 2019 (WAFA) – Muheeb Fathi Abu Mohsen, a resident of Ein el-Helweh in the northern Jordan Valley, brings his cows twice a day to the water spring of Ein el-Helweh to drink from it – once before he goes […]

11 Oct
1:02

Israel To Approve Construction Of 182 Units In Illegal Jordan Valley Outpost

The Israeli Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, is set to approve, this coming Sunday, the construction of 182 units for illegal colonialist settlers in the Jordan Valley of the occupied West Bank. Israeli sources have reported that the decision is part of the Cabinet’s approval, which was made […]

03 Oct
9:24

Demining Baptismal site completed, says PMAC

RAMALLAH, Wednesday, October 02, 2019 (WAFA) – The Palestinian Mine Action Center (PMAC) announced the completion of phase one of clearing the Baptismal site, known as al-Maghtas, on the West Bank side of the River Jordan of landmines. It said in a statement that demining al-Maghtas was done in cooperation […]

20 Sep
1:00

Army Cuts Off Water Supply to Jordan Valley Village

Israeli occupation forces, on Thursday,  closed the water pipes which supply Palestinian residents in the village of Bardale, in the northern Jordan Valley, east of the occupied West Bank. Member of Bardala village council, Dirar Sawafta, said that Israeli forces stormed the village in the early morning and closed a […]

18 Sep
5:24

Malta Condemns Netanyahu’s Annexation Statements

Malta condemned Tuesday statements by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his intention to annex occupied West Bank land. Malta’s Foreign Minister Carmelo Abela called the annexation of land from the occupied West Bank, including the Jordan Valley and the northern Dead Sea, a violation of international law. He also […]

18 Sep
4:55

2 Palestinian Youth Shot By Israeli Forces, One Critical

A number of Palestinians were injured today from Israeli army gunfire or teargas inhalation in various areas of the occupied West Bank, according to medical sources, including one reported in critical condition. A child was admitted to Istishari Hospital in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, with very critical […]

15 Sep
12:15

Updated: Oman Rejects Israeli Plan as Netanyahu Moves to Annex 75% of Area C

Oman announced, yesterday, its rejection of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu‘s recent statements, which threatened to annex the Jordan Valley region of the occupied West Bank. “Oman reiterates its rejection of Netanyahu’s statements and confirms its support to the Palestinian people in all efforts to establish an independent Palestinian state […]

15 Sep
5:39

Qatar FM: “Palestinian Issue is at the Core of All Arab Issues”

Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed Bin Abdul Rahman Al-Thani said that “the Palestinian issue is at the core and basis of Arab issues.” “There can be no peace in the region without a just and lasting solution, in accordance with the resolutions of international legitimacy,” Al-Thani said in a tweet yesterday. […]

13 Sep
10:58

UN Chief: Israeli Annexation Plan Would Violate International Law

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has censured Israeli minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s election pledge to annex the Jordan Valley, in the occupied West Bank, terming it as a gross violation of international law. “Such steps, if implemented, would constitute a serious violation of international law,” Guterres’s spokesman Stephane Dujarric said, in a […]

12 Sep
9:20

Israeli Soldiers Bulldoze Large Areas Of Palestinian Lands, Destroy Wells, Near Tubas

Dozens of Israeli soldiers, accompanied by bulldozers, invaded large areas of Palestinian agricultural lands, on Thursday morning, and started uprooting them, in addition to destroying water wells. Abdullah Bisharat, the head of Atouf Village Council, said the soldiers invaded lands in Um Kbeish area, in the western part of the […]

18 Aug
5:24

Army Destroys Irrigation Tank in Jordan Valley

Israeli occupation forces, today, destroyed a large water tank used for irrigating farmlands near the village of Bardala, in the northern Jordan Valley region of the occupied West Bank. Mutaz Besharat, who monitors Israeli settlement activities in the Jordan Valley, told WAFA that Israeli army destroyed a 1000-cube water tank […]

17 Aug
12:38

ISM Water Series: Hail of Tear Gas on Peaceful Villagers Protesting Settler Theft of Water Supply in Kufur Malik

This is the third of a series of reports documenting the control and devastation of water sources by Israel as a tool of oppression. The residents of Kufur Malik, a town northeast of Ramallah, marched towards the Ain Samia area today to protest Israel’s theft of the village’s water supply, […]

08 Aug
5:35

Israeli Army To Demolish Four Homes, One Structure, Near Hebron

On Thursday, several Israeli army vehicles, accompanied by personnel of the “Civil Administration Office,” the executive branch of Israel’s illegal military occupation, invaded Beit Awwa town, west of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and delivered orders for the demolition of four Palestinian homes and an […]

06 Aug
7:15

Ongoing Demolitions in West Bank: Report

Israeli forces, today, demolished four structures and a house under construction in Bir Oneh village, Beit Jala city, west of Bethlehem. Head of the Bethlehem Office of the Anti-Wall and Settlement Committee Hassan Breija said that Israeli forces stormed and cordoned off the village, before a bulldozer demolished four barns […]

12 Jul
5:49

Illegal Israeli Colonists Occupy Palestinian Irrigation Wells

Several illegal Israeli colonialist settlers invaded, Friday, Khirbat Samra Palestinian village, in the West Bank’s Northern Plains, and occupied irrigation wells. Palestinian human rights activist, Aref Daraghma, said the colonists, occupied all the Palestinian wells, and prevented the farmers from using them, before using the water for their cows. Daraghma […]

07 Jul
4:41

Israeli Soldiers Bulldoze Palestinian Lands To Pave Segregated Colonialist Road

Dozens of Israeli soldiers, accompanied by bulldozers, invaded Palestinian lands in the al-Marmala area, in the West Bank’s Northern Plains, Sunday, and started bulldozing them to pave a new segregated road for illegal colonialist settlers. Palestinian activist, Aref Daraghma, said the soldiers brought several bulldozers and heavy machinery since morning […]

03 Jul
12:59

Army Confiscates Irrigation Network In Central Plains

Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, the al-Jiftlik village, in the West Bank’s Central Plains, and confiscated an irrigation network from lands owned by a Palestinian from the village. Media sources said the soldiers invaded the lands, owned by a local farmer, identified as Na’el Bani Odah, and confiscated the irrigation network […]

13 Jun
9:43

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian, Confiscate Car, Near Jericho

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the al-Jiftlik village, north of Jericho in the occupied West Bank, abducted one Palestinian and confiscated his brother’s car. The soldiers stormed and searched several homes during the invasion, and interrogated a few Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards. During the invasion, the […]

12 Jun
9:21

Soldiers Demolish Residential Shells, Tents And Barns In Northern Plains

Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, the ar-Ras al-Ahmar area, in the Northern Plains of the occupied West Bank, and demolished residential shed, a tent, and barns, and destroyed twenty barrels of water, in addition to smashing solar power equipment. The soldiers demolished a residential tent, and a barn, owned by Bakr […]

30 May
12:16

Israeli Soldiers Demolish Structures In Northern Plains

Israeli soldiers demolished, on Thursday morning, several Palestinian structures, including tents and barns, in the ar-Ras al-Ahmar Bedouin community, in the Northern Plains of the occupied West Bank. Palestinian Human Rights activist, Aref Daraghma, stated that the soldiers demolished two residential tents, a storage room for barley and a barn, […]

29 May
11:23

Israeli Soldiers Displace 15 Families To Conduct Military Training

Israeli soldiers displaced, Wednesday, fifteen Palestinian Bedouin families from their homes and dwellings, in the West Bank’s Northern Plains, so that the army can conduct extensive live-fire military drills. Palestinian Human Rights activist Aref Daraghma said the military training, which includes the use of live fire and explosives, started at […]

25 May
11:00

Illegal Colonists Injure A Palestinian Shepherd, Soldiers Abduct One

Several fanatic illegal Israeli colonists invaded, Saturday, Palestinian grazing lands in the West Bank’s Northern Plains, wounding one shepherd, before Israeli soldiers arrived in the area, attacked the shepherds and abducted one. Aref Daraghma, a Palestinian human rights activist, said the illegal colonists chased several Palestinian shepherds in Khallet Hamad […]

15 May
10:19

The Northern Jordan Valley: A Testimony to the Ongoing Nakba

by Isra Ghourani 05/15/19 (WAFA) – In the early morning hours, the residents of Humsa al-Fawqa village, in the northern Jordan Valley, carry few supplies as they leave their homes by foot after being ordered to evacuate their tent encampments, to make room for Israeli military exercises. This scene brings […]

15 May
12:22

Israeli Military Training Causes Fire In Dozens Of Dunams Of Palestinian Lands

Large areas of Palestinian grazing lands were burnt, Tuesday, after the Israeli army conducted military drills in the West Bank’s Northern Plains. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the soldiers carried out military training, including the use of explosives, in the al-Boqei’a ash-Sharqiya and Hamsa areas in the Northern Plains […]

12 May
8:46

Army Detains Seven Journalists, One Human Rights Worker, In Northern Plains

Israeli soldiers detained, Sunday, seven Palestinian journalists and one human rights worker, in the northern Plains of the occupied West Bank, as they were documenting the army while displacing families to conduct military training. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers detained seven journalists, identified as Hazem Nasser, Shadi Jarar’a, Ranin Sawafta, Shatha […]

08 May
10:46

Army To Displace 15 Bedouin Families For Military Training

Israeli soldiers invaded, Tuesday, Hamsa al-Foqa area, in the West Bank’s Northern Plains, and ordered fifteen Bedouin Palestinian families to leave their community as the military conducts live fire training. Mo’taz Bisharat, an official in charge of Israeli colonies’ file at the Palestinian Authority in central West Bank, said the […]

17 Apr
1:31

Palestinian Villages Isolated, Land Confiscated in Jordan Valley

5 Palestinian villages in the Jordan Valley were isolated and 51, 000 dunams (12,600 acres) of Palestinian land seized by Israeli occupation authorities Tuesday, Maan News reported. Palestinian Authority (PA) official Mutaz Bisharat, told the ‘Voice of Palestine’ radio show that Israeli occupation authorities seized control over water springs, farming […]

13 Apr
7:09

Jordan Valley Lands Seized by Israeli Forces

Israeli occupation authorities, on Tuesday, issued a decision to expropriate hundreds of agriculture lands in the Jordan valley, to the east of occupied Jerusalem. The activist Aref Daraghma stated, according to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, that Israeli occupation authorities issued military orders to put hands on about 384 dunams, […]

10 Apr
1:39

385 Dunams of Palestinian Land to Be Seized By Israeli Authorities

Northern Jordan Valley residents Tuesday received notice from the so-called Israeli Civil Administration, that their agricultural land will be seized by Israeli authorities, according to Maan News Agency. Local settlement monitor Mutaz Bisharat told Maan the Palestinians of the city of Tubas, northeast of Nablus city, in the Jordan Valley/Tubas […]

04 Apr
3:46

Israeli Forces Attack and Detain Palestinian Hikers in the Jordan Valley

Israeli soldiers stationed in the Jordan Valley – a Palestinian area that is under Israeli control under the Oslo agreement – attacked a group of Palestinian hikers who were on a hiking trail near Ein al-Hilweh on Wednesday afternoon. The soldiers first fired tear gas and stun grenades at the […]

31 Mar
4:26

On Land Day, Jordan Valley Palestinians See Their Land Gradually Pulled from Under Their Feet

by Isra Ghourani, WAFA  On Friday morning, Palestinian residents of al-Farisieh village, in the northern Jordan Valley, were surprised to find out that Israeli settlers had fenced dozens of dunams of their land and planted them with olive trees. This transgression on the land is part of a series of daily […]

30 Mar
6:56

Jordan Valley: Settlers Plant Olive Trees on Palestinian-owned Land

Israeli settlers planted olive trees in pasture land belonging to Palestinians in al-Farisya village, east of Tubas, in the northern Jordan Valley, raising fear among the Palestinian residents of an impending seizure of their land for the benefit of settlers. Aref Daraghmeh, a local rights activist, said a number of […]

30 Mar
1:51

Israeli Colonists Invade Palestinian Orchards In Northern Plains

Illegal Israeli colonialist settlers invaded, Friday, Palestinian olive orchards and grazing lands in the al-Farisiyya area in the West Bank’s Northern Plains. Human Rights activist Aref Daraghma said the colonists invaded the lands, located near the illegal Rotem colony, which was built on stolen Palestinian lands. He added that the […]

10 Mar
9:38

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Near Jericho

Israeli soldiers killed, on Sunday at dawn, a young Palestinian man, driving through a military block on Road #90 in the Jordan Valley area, near Jericho in the occupied West Bank. Media sources said army informed the Palestinian District Coordination Office that the young man, Salama Salah Ka’abna, 22, was […]

09 Mar
11:07

Israeli Soldiers Detain Palestinians Shepherds In Northern Plains

Israeli soldiers detained, Saturday, four Palestinians shepherds, in the al-Farisiyya area, in the West Bank’s Northern Plains, after illegal colonialist settlers assaulted them, and tried to force them out of the area. Omar Fuqaha, the field coordinator of Tubas Governorate, told WAFA Palestinian News Agency that the soldiers detained four […]

08 Mar
10:25

Illegal Colonists Attack Palestinian Shepherds In Northern Plains

A group of Israeli colonialist settlers living illegally on Palestinian lands in the West Bank’s Northern Plains, attacked many Palestinian shepherds, Friday, in several areas, and chased them away. Palestinian nonviolent activist against Israel’s illegal colonialist activities, Aref Daraghma, said the colonists attacked the shepherds, and chased them along with […]

07 Mar
5:55

Water Supply Cut for 2,600 Palestinians in Jordan Valley

Israeli forces and the Israeli Civil Administration cut off water to dozens of Palestinians living in communities of Bardala village, in the Jordan Valley, northern occupied West Bank, on Wednesday. Mutaz Bisharat, an official who monitors settlement activity in Tubas/Jordan Valley, told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli forces cut off […]

Israeli settlers in the Jordan Valley (archive image)
04 Mar
6:00

Colonial Settlers Chase Palestinian Shepherds from Grazing Land

Israeli settlers, Sunday, chased away Palestinian shepherds while they were grazing their livestock in open fields near al-Sweida area, in the northern Jordan Valley,  said a local source. Aref Daraghmeh, a rights activist, said that settlers forced the shepherds out of the pastures and prevented them from herding their livestock. Israeli […]

27 Feb
3:34

Settlers Seize Land in Jordan Valley

A number of Israeli settlers, escorted by troops, have confiscated a large area of Palestinian land, in the northern Jordan Valley of the occupied West Bank, despite an international outcry against the Tel Aviv regime’s land expropriation policies in the occupied territories. Local Palestinian media reports said, on Monday, that […]

Israeli settlers in the Jordan Valley (archive image)
25 Feb
7:01

Settlers Seize Land in Jordan Valley

Israeli settlers, today, seized a large area of Palestinian land in the northern Jordan Valley, according  to Aref Daraghmeh, a local rights activist. He said the settlers placed barbed wire around the seized land, estimated in the hundreds of dunams, in Khillet al-Oqda and al-Sweideh area of the Jordan Valley. The […]

22 Feb
6:51

Shepherds Chased from Pastures in Jordan Valley, Beaten in Hebron

Shepherds herding their sheep, in the Ouja area of the Israeli-occupied Jordan Valley, were chased out of the open pastures by Israeli forces for no apparent reason, according to a local source. Aref Daraghmeh, a rights activist,  told WAFA that soldiers forced the shepherds, who were accompanied in their herding by […]

20 Feb
8:39

Facilities Demolished in Jordan Valley, Family Expelled

Israeli army bulldozers razed tents belonging to a Palestinian civilian in the area of ​​Al-Ras al-Ahmar, southeast of Tubas, in the northern Jordan Valley, on the pretext of non-authorization. The official of the Jordan Valley file in Tubas governorate, Mu’taz Bisharat, said that occupation forces surrounded tents belonging to Jihad […]

13 Feb
9:15

Israeli Army To Displace Fifty Families To Conduct Military Drills

The Israeli army has ordered fifty Palestinian Bedouin families, in the West Bank’s Northern Plains, to leave their dwellings, all day Wednesday, so that the soldiers can conduct live-fire military drills, including the use of explosives. Mo’taz Bisharat, a Palestinian official in charge of Israeli colonies’ file at the Palestinian […]

13 Feb
3:36

Israeli Settlers Assault Palestinian Shepherd

A group of Israeli settlers attacked a Palestinian man, causing him injuries, while he was herding his sheep in open areas of the northern Jordan Valley, on Tuesday. According to human rights activist Aref Daraghmeh, settlers from Rotem settlement, which is located on the Palestinians’ land in Al-Farisiyya town, chased […]

12 Feb
3:53

Army Uproots Over 500 Olive Trees in Jordan Valley

Israeli forces cut down and uprooted hundreds of Palestinian-owned olive trees in the Jordan Valley area of the northern occupied West Bank, on Monday. Mutaz Bisharat, a Palestinian official who monitors settlement activity in the Jordan Valley/Tubas district, told Ma’an News Agency that the Israeli Civil Administration staff raided the […]

09 Feb
12:01

Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians In Ni’lin

Israeli soldiers shot, Friday, a Palestinian with a gas bomb in his leg, and causing dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, during the weekly nonviolent procession against the Annexation Wall and colonies in Ni’lin village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Media sources said dozens […]

07 Feb
3:40

Army Displaces Dozens Of Bedouin Families To Conduct Military Training

Israeli soldiers displaced, on Wednesday morning, dozens of Bedouin Palestinian families from their tents and dwellings in several parts of the West Bank’s Northern Plains, in order to conduct military training. Media sources said the soldiers removed the families from the areas of ar-Ras al-Ahmar, Al-Mayta, al-Borj and Hammamat al-Maleh. […]

05 Feb
2:45

Soldiers Uproot 450 Olive Trees In Northern Plains of West Bank

On Tuesday, dozens of Israeli soldiers, accompanied by bulldozers, invaded Palestinian orchards in Bardala village, in the West Bank’s Northern Plains, and uprooted at least 450 olive trees. Media sources said the soldiers surrounded the entire area, before invading it, and proceeded to uproot the olive trees, owned by several […]

31 Jan
10:50

Israeli Colonialist Settlers Attack Shepherds In Northern Plains

A group of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers attacked, Thursday, many Palestinian shepherds in grazing lands in the al-Farisiyya area, in the Northern Plains of the occupied West Bank. Palestinian Human Rights activist Aref Daraghma, said the colonists chased the shepherds, and hurled stones at them and the flocks. He added […]

18 Jan
7:14

Israeli Demolishes More Palestinian Homes In Jordan Valley

Despite extreme weather conditions, the Israeli occupation demolished  ten Palestinian homes in the occupied Jordan Valley, on Thursday morning. As it rained, the Israeli demolition left several Palestinians homeless, including women and children. Israeli occupation forces demolish Palestinian homes and turn tens of Palestinians homeless, including children and women, on […]

16 Jan
6:29

Army Destroys Jordan Valley Farmland

The Israeli army destroyed the crops of Palestinian farmers when its bulldozers opened a one-kilometer-long road in the area of al-Burj, Northern Jordan Valley, PNN reports. Hundreds of Israeli soldiers later, Tuesday morning, carried out military drills on the agricultural land that belongs to Palestinians. The army also forced 13 families […]

15 Jan
3:09

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 28 Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until morning hours Tuesday, at least 28 Palestinians, including children, and a shepherd, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Jenin, in northern West Bank, has reported that the soldiers abducted eight Palestinians in […]

30 Dec
8:12

Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Shepherd In Northern Plains

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, a Palestinian Shepherd in Ein al-Hilwa area, in the Northern Plains of the occupied West Bank. Human Rights activist Aref Daraghma said the soldiers attacked and abducted Ali Mohammad Awad while herding his sheep, and took him to an unknown destination. Daraghma added that illegal Israeli […]

28 Dec
7:41

Israelis Pitch Tents in Jordan Valley

Israeli settlers erected tents to the east of Khallet, in the northern Jordan Valley, on Wednesday. Arif Daraghmeh, a human rights activist, said that settlers pitched tents east of Khallet Makhoul, setting up camp for themselves and a number of sheep they had taken with them. The camp has incited […]

19 Dec
10:59

200 Cactus Seedlings Destroyed By Israeli Forces

Israeli forces on Tuesday uprooted 200 new cactus seedlings in the Jordan Valley, in the eastern part of the occupied West Bank. The cactus seedlings were the property of a Palestinian farmer named Faris Sawafta, from the Bardala village, according to local sources. He was planting the seedlings on his […]

19 Dec
4:26

Soldiers Destroy Hundreds of Cactus Seedlings in Northern Jordan Valley

Israeli forces, on Tuesday, destroyed a number cactus seedlings belonging to a Palestinian resident of the northern Jordan Valley, said a local activist, according to WAFA. Mutaz Bsharat, who monitors settlement activity in the Tubas district, said that the soldiers cut down hundreds of five-month-old cactus seedlings belonging to local […]

15 Dec
3:41

Jordan Valley Families Ordered to Vacate Homes for Military Training

Israeli occupation authorities, on Friday, ordered several Palestinian families from the village of Ebzeiq, in the northern Jordan Valley region of the occupied West Bank, to leave their homes and make way for Israeli military training, in the area. Muataz Besharat, who monitors Israeli violations in the area, told WAFA […]