Category Archives: Jordan Valley

05 Feb

Water Pipeline Destroyed by Bulldozers in Jordan Valley

Israeli bulldozers destroyed water lines supplying tens of acres of land in the northern Jordan Valley, on Monday morning. Local activist Aref Daraghmeh told Maā€™an News Agency that Israeli bulldozers destroyed a water pipeline belonging to a Palestinian identified as Bassem Faqha. The line feeds some 150 dunams (37 acres) […]

02 Feb

Soldiers Abduct A Father And His Son Near Tubas

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday evening, a Palestinian father and his son in Khirbat al Hadidiya Bedouin village, in the Northern Plains of the occupied West Bank. Mahmoud Sawafta, the head of the Palestinian Prisonersā€™ Society (PPS) in Tubas, said the soldiers invaded the village, and abducted Abdul-Rahim Bisharat, and […]

07 Jan

Custos of Holy Land Celebrates Baptism of Christ at Jordan River

The Custos of the Holy Land, Francesco Patton of the Latin Church, Sunday, led the procession that commemorated the baptism of Jesus Christ at the Jordan River, on the Palestine-Jordan border. The procession was received by local government figures, including Governor of Jericho Mjaed al-Fetyani, Mayor of Jericho Salem Ghrouf, […]

20 Dec

Jordan Valley Settlements to be Expanded

The Israeli Ministry of Settlement and National Fund announced, Wednesday, a new settlement plan in the Jordan valley, including doubling the number of Israeli settlers and constructing three more settlements. Haaretz paper reported, according to Al Ray, that there are 20 settlements in the Jordan Valley which are housing about […]

09 Dec

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers attacked, Saturday, dozens of Palestinians, who marched near the northern entrance of Bethlehem city, in the occupied West Bank, wounding dozens, including a journalist. The soldiers attacked the Palestinians, who marched from the center of Bethlehem city, and headed towards its northern entrance, before the soldiers fired dozens […]

03 Dec

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Shepherd In Northern Plains

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, a Palestinian shepherd in grazing lands, in the Northern Plains of the Jordan Valley, in the occupied West Bank. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers attacked shepherds in the area, close to Maskiot illegal colony, and abducted one of them. They added that the Palestinian has been identified […]

02 Dec

Israeli Colonists Attack Palestinian Shepherds In Northern Plains

Extremist Israeli colonists, illegally living on Palestinian lands, attacked many Palestinian shepherds, Friday, and forced them out of grazing lands, in the Northern Plains of the occupied West Bank. The colonists came from the illegal Rotem outpost, chased the farmers out of the grazing lands, and threatening to shoot them […]

29 Nov

Army Abducts Five Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier on Wednesday, five Palestinians, including a child, in the West Bank governorates of Hebron, the Northern Plains, and in occupied East Jerusalem. Media sources in Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, said the soldiers invaded many homes in the al-ā€™Arroub refugee camp, north […]

29 Nov

Army Abducts Two Palestinian Shepherds In Northern Plains

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday evening, two Palestinian Shepherds in Ein al-Hilwa and as-Sakout areas, in the Northern Plains of the occupied West Bank, for bringing their cattle to a distance of 2 kilometers away from Shidmot illegal colony. The soldiers attacked the two shepherds and abducted them, before moving […]

28 Nov

ISM Report: Four Houses in Jiftlik Demolished by Israel

On the 7th of November, the state of Israel demolished four houses in the Jordan Valley, making four families homeless. At 6:30 the Israeli army came photographing the house, and, shortly after, three bulldozers entered the Jiftlik village, guarded by around 30 soldiers from special forces known as ‘Yasam’. The […]

25 Nov

Palestinian Petition to Return Jordan Valley Farmlands Denied

Israelā€™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

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 Maā€™an News Agency, on Friday, that Israeli […]

10 Nov

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 ā€œHousing Ministerā€ Yoav Galant, who previously served as the Commander of the Southern Command in the Israel army, and aims […]

08 Nov

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 […]

07 Nov

Israeli Colonists Destroy Sections Of Irrigation Line In Northern Plains

A group of extremist Israeli colonists attacked, Monday, a Palestinian irrigation pipeline, in Ein as-Sakout area, in the West Bankā€™s Northern Plains, and stole approximately 400 meters of it. The colonists attack the irrigation line at noon, in the area located close to the Jordan River, and stole approximately 400 […]

13 Oct

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 IsraeliĀ  commander handed residents of the area notices in Arabic and Hebrew, with a map […]

29 Sep

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 […]

28 Sep

Soldiers Destroy Water Pipeline Near Tubas, Confiscate Tractors And Water Truck In Northern Plains

Israeli soldiers destroyed, on Wednesday evening, a water pipeline and bulldozed an agricultural road in ā€˜Atouf village, south of Tubas, in northeastern West Bank, in addition to confiscating a tractor and a water truck in the West Bankā€™s Northern Plains. Bashar Bani Odah, a member of ā€˜Atouf Local Council, said […]

13 Sep

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

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 ā€œwater scarcity.ā€ 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 […]

23 Jul

Israeli Soldiers Shoot Two Palestinians With Live Fire And Abduct Them, Injure 17 Others

Israeli soldiers shot and abducted, on Sunday evening, two Palestinians with live fire, during clashes near the Annexation Wall in Jayyous town, east of Qalqilia, and at the al-Hamra roadblock, in the West Bankā€™s Northern plains, and injured seventeen others with rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs. The WAFA Palestinian […]

06 Jul

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 […]

17 May

Israeli Soldiers Uproot Dozens of Olive Trees East of Tubas

Israeli forces,Ā on Tuesday, uprooted dozens of Palestinian-owned olive saplings in the Khirbet Abziq hamlet, east of Tubas, in the northern Jordan Valley. Specialist in settlement affairs Aref Daraghmeh said that employees from the Israeli nature authority, escorted by Israeli soldiers, stormed Khirbet Abziq and uprooted more than 60 four-year-old small […]

10 May

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 […]

05 May

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Northern Plains

Israeli soldiers invaded, Thursday, Bardala village, in the West Bank’s Northern Plains, and abducted two Palestinian men. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the soldiers abducted Aziz Sawafta and Mahmoud Sawafta, and took them to an unknown destination. The army said it invaded the village to look for what it […]

28 Apr

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 […]

29 Mar

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 itĀ 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

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, […]

09 Mar

Jericho: Israeli Forces Uproot 350 Palm Trees (VIDEO)

Israeli forcesĀ have uprooted some 350 palm trees and bulldozed lands in JerichoĀ city, Jordan Valley. Journalist Adel AbuNemah, reported to the PNN that the land was razed and the trees were uprooted, even though it is located in area B and not C,Ā as Israel claims. The land is private property ofĀ farmer […]

20 Feb

Israeli Soldiers Destroy An Internationally-Funded Drinking Water Pipeline

Israeli military bulldozers destroyed, Monday, a drinking water pipeline that was funded by The United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in the Central Plains of the occupied West Bank. Moā€™taz Bisharat, a Palestinian official in charge of Israeli coloniesā€™ file at the Palestinian Authority in central West Bank, said many […]

09 Feb

Israel Clears Palestinians and Homes so its Military Can Practice

Three children stand near a site where Israeli authorities had recently demolished Palestinan homes near the occupied West Bank city of Tubas, in the northern Jordan Valley. (Photo: DCIP / Cody Oā€™Rourke) Via Defense for Children International – PalestineĀ (DCIP). Edited for the IMEMC by chris @ Ramallah, February 6, […]

07 Feb

Army Demolishes An Under-Construction Building in Jerusalem

On Tuesday, Several Israeli military vehicles, and bulldozers, invaded Beit Hanina neighborhood, north of occupied East Jerusalem, and demolished an under-construction building. Media sources in Jerusalem said dozens of soldiers surrounded and invaded the area, after declaring it a ā€œclosed military zone.ā€ The soldiers then proceeded to demolish the building, […]

01 Feb

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 […]

29 Jan

Army Abducts Two Palestinians In Northern Plains, Summon Three From Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, Khirbit al-Hadeediyya area, in the Northern Plains of the occupied West Bank, searched homes and abducted two Palestinians. The soldiers also invaded Bethlehem, and summoned three for interrogation. Media sources in Jenin said several army vehicles surrounded Khirbit al-Hadeediyya, before storming and searching […]

16 Jan

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

Jordan Valley: Residents of Ras al-Ahmar Told They Canā€™t Have Power Lines

Israeli authoritiesĀ 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

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

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

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 stationĀ 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

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

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. Mā€™otaz Bsharat, in charge of the settlement file in the Jordan Valley, said that settlers from the illegal Israeli settlements […]

13 Oct

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 namedĀ 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 […]

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) thatĀ 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 Prisonersā€™ 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 reservoirĀ that is the only source ofĀ water for 20 Bedouin families of the Umm Al-Jimal community, in the Jordan Valley, claiming that itĀ 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 Bankā€™s Plains, in theĀ 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 ā€œno building permit.ā€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 governorā€™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 Maā€™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 Bankā€™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 Bā€™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 Maā€™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 Banksā€™ 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 Bankā€™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 Bankā€™s Northern Plains, and conducted live fire military drills in the meadows and overlooking hills. Head of the Wadi al-Maleh Village Council ā€˜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, ā€˜Aref Daraghma, said the soldiers, and personnel of the ā€œCivil Administration Office,ā€ 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 Bankā€™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 Bankā€™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 ā€˜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 ā€˜Ein Karzaliyah, according to WAFA correspondence.Stepping up the pace of demolitions in the Jordan Valley, Israeli forces escorting a bulldozer broke into Khirbet ā€˜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 Bankā€™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 Israelā€™s […]

04 Sep

ISM Report: Night Raid in Farā€™a Refugee Camp

We arrived around one oā€™clock in the afternoon of September 1st to the Farā€™a Refugee Camp and found that we had awakened the three Mansour family households.3 September 2014 | International Solidarity Movement | Farā€™a, Occupied Palestine ā€œWe didnā€™t have much sleep last night,ā€ explained one sister. ā€œThe 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 Moā€™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 […]