Category Archives: Jordan Valley

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 […]

28 Jun

Army Conducts Training In A Palestinian Village

Israeli soldiers conducted military training on Friday at dawn inside the Palestinian village of Al-Aqaba, east of the West Bank city of Tubas, using live ammunition in the village’s streets and neighborhoods, the Palestine News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported.Sami Sadeq, head of the Al-Aqaba village council, reported that dozens […]

26 Jun

Army Demolishes Sheds, Confiscates Water Tanks In Wadi al-Maleh

On Monday afternoon Israeli soldiers demolished several sheds used by Bedouins in Wadi al-Maleh in the northern plains of the West Bank. They confiscated several water tanks used by the residents, in an attempt to force them to relocate and leave the area. Local sources reported the several Israeli military […]

05 Jun

Four Families Ordered to Destroy Their Homes

Four families were ordered to leave their homes by the Israeli authorities on Tuesday morning. They were then ordered to destroy their own homes before noon on Tuesday, not abiding by the 24 hour window given to families to evacuate their homes. The Israeli authority informed four families on Tuesday […]

20 Apr

B’Tselem Release New Video of Attacks Against Activists

Further evidence has emerged Thursday following the suspension of Israeli military officer, Shalom Eisner, countering statements made by the officer. Footage was released showing Eisner striking a Danish activist with the butt of his rifle. Furthermore, reports stated that other civilians at the protest had been injured due to the […]

20 Apr

Shepherd Seriously Wounded by Gun Fire in the Jordan Valley

A Palestinian shepherd has been seriously wounded on Friday by Israeli gunfire, according to Agence France Presse and Lebanese news site, al-Akhbar.Quoting Palestinian security sources, al-Akhabr states that the 18 year old man, named as Yasser Kaabneh, was tending to his flock north of the city of Tubas in the […]

19 Apr

Israeli Officer Demoted After Video Shows Him Brutalizing Danish Tourist

Following the publication on the internet and in other media of a video showing a senior Israeli military officer striking a Danish tourist on a cycling tour of the West Bank, Israeli officials launched a public relations campaign that culminated in the temporary demotion of the officer in question.Lieutenant-Colonel Shalom […]

03 Mar

Report: “120 Palestinians To Be displaced Due To Military Orders”

The “Land Research Center” issued a press release, on Friday, stating that 120 Palestinians will be displaced and prevented access to their farmlands due to an Israeli military plan, and a military training drill being conducted in the Jordan Valley.The center stated that eighteen Palestinian families received military orders, issued […]

04 Feb

Israeli settlers beat Palestinian shepherd

A group of Israeli settlers from the Mehola settlement in the Jordan Valley, in the northeastern part of the West Bank, approached a Palestinian shepherd who was tending his sheep and beat him with sticks and clubs on Friday.Medical sources reported that 20-year old Mahdi Daraghma was admitted to the […]

13 Dec

Israeli Settlers Break Into Military Zone By Jordanian Border

Extremist right-wing Israeli settlers broke into a closed-off military zone in between the West Bank and the Jordanian border, at the site thought to be where Jesus was baptized.On Monday, right-wing Israeli protesters barricaded themselves buildings at the site of the baptism of Jesus at the Jordan River, which is […]

18 Nov

Israel Confiscates Palestinian Lands To Expand Religious Kibbutz

The Israeli daily, Haaretz, reported that the Israeli government confiscated privately owned Palestinian lands in the Jordan Valley, and gave the lands to Kibbutz Merav, inhabited by Jewish settlers.The Israeli government re-routed the Annexation Wall in the area in order to secure the illegal takeover of nearly 1500 Dunams (375 […]

11 Oct

Army Demolishes Mosque In Jordan Valley

Israeli soldiers demolished a mosque at dawn on Tuesday, in Khirbit Izra village in Wadi El-Maleh, in the north of the Jordan ValleyAref Daraghma, head of the Wadi El-Maleh Village Council and the Bedouin areas in the Jordan Valley, stated that a number of Israeli military bulldozers and officers of […]

16 Sep

Israeli Military Carries Out Demolitions in Jordan Valley; Further Orders Presented in Hebron

The Israeli military has carried out demolitions and handed out five new demolition orders, on Thursday, Ma’an News reports.In the Jordan Valley village of al-Aqaba two houses and a barn were demolished. Aqaba was subjected to a series of demolitions in April of this year, destroying homes and roads, and […]

15 Sep

Israeli military continue to target water wells in the West Bank

September 15, 2011 2:14 AM George Rishmawi Israeli attacks, Jordan Valley, News Report 0

An Israeli military force invaded Al-Far’a area in the eastern part of the West Bank near Tubas near the Jordan Vally. The military took photographs of the existing water aquifers in the area, and informed the residents that they will come back to destroy the aquifers.Hussein Al-Hmud, head of the […]

13 Jul

Jordan Valley Villages Have Wells Destroyed

The Ma’an News Agency reports that the Israeli army has destroyed wells and water pumps in 3 Jordan Valley villages on Tuesday.The villages of al-Akrabanyah, an-Nasaryah and Beit Hassan all allegedly had the equipment confiscated or destroyed. The villages are apparently located in Area A. The destruction of wells and […]

01 Jul

Israel Plans To Double Settlement Area In Jordan Valley

Israel has announced a plan to double the size of its settlements in the strategic Jordan Valley area in the West Bank. The move was announced in Haaretz daily financial paper The Marker. The plan foresee’s a doubling in agriculture areas given to settlers in the region.The settler department of […]

15 Jun

Village Homes Demolished In Jordan Valley

According to residents, ten Bedouin homes were demolished on Tuesday morning in the Jordan valley area, leaving dozens homeless. The small village of Fasayil, north of Jericho was invaded by 2 bulldozers, escorted by 14 military Jeeps at approximately 6am on Tuesday morning. The ten village homes were crushed, burying […]

01 Jun

Army Displaces Palestinian Village In the Jordan Valley

Israeli soldiers attacked on Wednesday at dawn “Khirbit Yizra” village in the Jordan Valley of the occupied West Bank, and displaced its residents under the claim that the area is a “closed military zone”.Local sources reported that the soldiers displaced more than 200 shepherds living in the area after surrounding […]

13 May

Extensive Human Rights Abuses noted in B’Tselem report

A report from Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem was released Thursday documenting the extensive abuse of power by the occupying Israeli military in the Jordan Valley and Dead Sea area of the West Bank. The area is the most natural resource dense part of the West Bank and is the […]

12 May

B’Tselem: “Israel Exploits Water Resources From The Palestinians”

The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories (B’Tselem), reported that Israel is heavily exploiting water resources in the Jordan Valley despite the fact that most of the water resources belong jointly to the Palestinians and Israel.Yet, Israel took over most of the wells drawing 32 million […]

09 May

Settlers Attack Wadi Al Hilwa, Demand Bedouin Residents To Leave

A group of extremist armed Israeli settlers attacked, on Sunday evening, Wadi Al Hilwa area in the northern plains of the West Bank, and demanding local Bedouins to leave the area. Local sources reported that the settlers came from Maskiot illegal settlement, installed on Palestinian lands, and are planning to […]

28 Apr

Settlers Attack Farmers Near Salfit, Several Wounded

Palestinian sources in Salfit, in the central West Bank, reported Wednesday that a group of at least ten armed Israeli settlers violently attacked several farmers in Wadi Qana, near Salfit, and hurled stones at them. Eyewitnesses reported that several farmers, including an 84-year-old woman, were injured. Some of the wounded […]

07 Apr

Army Confiscates Tractors In The Jordan Valley

Israeli soldiers confiscated on Wednesday several agricultural tractors that belong to Palestinian residents on the Jordan Valley, and took them to a nearby illegal settlement. Local sources reported that the soldiers installed a number of roadblocks an stopped the tractors while the residents were heading to their agricultural lands. Soldiers […]

29 Mar

Eviction Notices Delivered in Jordan Valley

Three families from the Jordan Valley, on Tuesday, have been served eviction notices by the Israeli military.The familes live in the Wadi Samra area, and have been informed that if they do not leave the land within three days, the mlitary will demolish their tents and any structures. This latest […]

28 Mar

Palestinian home demolished by Israeli troops in Jordan Valley

The Israeli military invaded the Palestinian village of Ein al-Hilwe in the eastern part of the West Bank known as the Jordan Valley, an area subject to numerous recent attacks by Israeli settlers, and demolished the home of the Nabel Daraghmeh family over the weekend.According to Jordan Valley Solidarity, the […]

09 Mar

Israeli Prime Minister Vows To Maintain Military Occupation Of Jordan Valley

During a tour around the eastern West Bank on Tuesday, the Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu vowed to keep the Israeli military presence on the eastern border of the West Bank, which would mean that any future Palestinian ‘state’ would be an island, completely surrounded by Israel.Netanyahu stated that Israel’s […]

18 Feb

Army Demolishes A Mosque Near Tubas

February 18, 2011 4:17 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, Jordan Valley, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers demolished on Thursday a mosque located in Khirbit Yirza, near the West Bank city of Tubas, and also removed 10 tents used by farmers and shepherds in the area. Local sources reported that several Israeli military jeeps invaded the village and demolished the mosque for the second time […]

15 Jan

Settlers Grab Palestinian-owned Land

PNN reports that on Friday afternoon Jewish settlers moved on to land owned by Palestinian farmers from the village of Al Maleh in the Jordan Valley.Aref Daraghmeh, head of the village of council, told local media that the settlers took over 35 dunums of land (a dunum is about a […]

09 Jan

Palestinian Shot Dead At The Al Hamra Roadblock

One week after Israeli soldiers shot and killed a resident at the Al Hamra Roadblock, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus; soldiers shot and killed another man on the same roadblock on Saturday. The latest casualty was identified as Khaldoun Sammoudi, 25, from Al-Yamoun village near Jenin, the […]

02 Jan

Palestinian Killed by Army Fire At A Roadblock In The Jordan Valley

Palestinian medical sources reported on Sunday morning, that Israeli soldiers stationed at the Al Hamra roadblock in the Jordan valley, shot and killed a Palestinian youth despite having his hands up following soldiers demands. The Palestinian Red Crescent reported that slain resident was identified as Mahmoud Mohammad Daraghma, 21. The […]

24 Nov

Army Levels Bedouin Structures In the Northern Plains

November 24, 2010 11:33 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, Jordan Valley, News Report 0

Israeli army bulldozers, accompanied by dozens of armored vehicles, leveled dozens of structures, including homes and structures for livestock in the Jiftlik area, in the West Bank’s Jordan Valley, in order to expand a Jewish settlement that was built on village lands. Eyewitnesses reported that more than 30 structures that […]

15 Sep

Israeli troops assault Palestinian workers at West Bank checkpoint

Israeli soldiers stationed at Al Hamra military checkpoint in the Jordan Valley detained a group of Palestinian workers on Tuesday morning and assaulted them, a Palestinian media source reported.Nimir Sawaftah, one of the attacked workers, said soldiers beat him up with their rifle buts and batons; and was moved to […]

16 Aug

Israel To Demolish More Homes In The Jordan Valley

Israeli soldiers invaded on Sunday morning the Al Farsiyya area in the northern plains area of the Jordan Valley, and handed orders informing the residents that the army intends to demolish homes and structures.The Al Farsiyya is inhibited by some 240 Palestinian shepherds and Bedouins. Less than a month ago, […]

22 Jul

Israeli Military Destroys Palestinian Village

The Israeli military demolished an entire village in the Jordan Valley after declaring it within a closed military zone.The Israeli military destroyed an entire village, Monday morning, in the Jordan valley after most residents had left when the Civil Administration cut off the last of their water, according to Haaretz. […]

13 Jul

Soldiers Close the Jordan Valley Area

Israeli soldiers closed, Monday night after midnight, the Jordan Valley area in the occupied West Bank, and declared it a closed military zone. The army installed several roadblocks at the entrances of Jericho, al-Oja and all roads leading to the northern and central areas of the Jordan valley. The army […]

30 Jun

Bedouin Families Face Further Expulsions

The al-Quds Center for Legal Aid and Human Rights reported that some 40 Bedouin families in the al-Farsiyya area, in the northern plains of the Jordan Valley, received official notices from Israel ordering them to leave their areas. The families have been living in the area for several decades having […]

08 Jun

Israeli Troops Issue 10-day Eviction Orders To Palestinians In Jordan Valley

Five Palestinian families in the Jordan Valley, in the eastern part of the West Bank, received eviction orders from the Israeli military on Sunday, just days after Israeli settlers set up an illegal outpost on the families’ land and took over a water well in the area. The eviction orders […]

23 May

Settlers Torch Farmlands In The Jordan valley

May 23, 2010 1:30 PM Saed Bannoura Jordan Valley, News Report, Truce 0

A group of fundamentalist settlers torched, on Saturday, several farmlands in Wad al-Maleh in the northern plains of the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank.The torched lands were planted with wheat and barley. Eyewitnesses reported that the Palestinian firefighters arrived at the scene and prevented a bigger disaster. The […]

29 Apr

Two Sisters Killed, Their Dad and Brother Wounded After Soldiers Ram Vehicle Into Them

Palestinian medical sources reported Wednesday that two sisters, aged 8 and 10, were killed while their father and brother were wounded after Israeli soldiers rammed their jeep into them in Al Baida area, in the Jordan Valley.The sources stated that Foqaha’, 8, and her sister Masa, 10, died instantly while […]

09 Mar

The Israeli Military Hands Out 10 Demolition Orders To Palestinian Farmers In The Jordan Valley

Israeli troops handed out on Monday 10 demolition orders to Palestinian farmers from villages in the Jordan valley. Troops stormed Al Jeftlek and Al Fasayil villages in the Jordan valley and ordered local farmers to demolish farm houses and huts. All targeted structures are built on private land owned by […]

23 Dec

Israel Hands Out Demolition Orders To Palestinians In The Jordan Valley

On Tuesday, Israeli troops handed out demolition orders targeting buildings belonging to Palestinian farmers from different areas in the Jordan valley. OSCAILTIMAGE(attachments/dec2009/israeli_troops_in_the_west_bank_photo_by_ghassan_bannoura_2008_2.jpg 300 0) File – Soldier taking aim at Palestinians On Tuesday, Israeli troops handed out demolition orders targeting buildings belonging to Palestinian farmers from different areas in the […]

07 Feb

DFLP calls for a national campaign to save the Plains areas continued annexation

The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) called for launching a comprehensive national campaign in order to save the Palestinian Plaines areas, in the Jordan Valley, from the ongoing Israeli settlement expansion and annexation which aim at removing the residents from their lands. The Jordan Valley areas are […]

29 May

Israeli soldiers abuses a Palestinian worker near Tubas city

A group of Israeli soldiers stationed at a military checkpoint near the northern West Bank city of Tubas abused a Palestinian worker on Tuesday morning. Witnesses said the soldiers stopped the man as he was going from the city to nearby farm land where he works. After forcing him to […]

13 May

Dr. Barghouthi warns of Israel’s illegal plan displace a Palestinian village

Palestinian Minister of Information, Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi, warned on Saturday of the Israeli plans to evacuate the Al Aqaba Palestinian village, and demolish houses, a mosque, kindergarten, a clinic and society for women.The statements of Barghouthi came after the army delivered 28 military orders informing the residents of Al Aqaba, […]

12 May

Army to annex 80% of Al Aqaba village

Residents of Al Aqaba village, near the West Bank city of Tubas, are subjected to continuous Israeli annexations to their lands and parts of their village, especially after the Israeli army prepared a new map drawing “the new border of the village”.Sami Sadeq, head of Al Aqaba village council, stated […]

01 Mar

Israeli army invades a Palestinian refugee camp near Tubas; four civilians injured, two abducted

The Israeli army invaded Al Far’a refugee camp south of Tubass city in the northern part of the West Bank on Thursday morning. During the invasion, Israeli troops attacked and searched residents’ homes. Soldiers fired sound and tear gas bombs into residents’ homes and injured four, all were moved to […]

21 Feb

Israeli army abducts a Palestinian man and takes his car near Tubass

The Israeli army abducted one Palestinian man and taken away his car south of Tubas city in the northern part of the West Bank on Wednesday afternoon. The man was driving his car on a road south of the city when he was stopped by a group of Israeli soldiers. […]

20 Feb

Army detains a number of Palestinian shepherds east of Tubass city

Israeli forces detained on Tuesday midday a number of Palestinian shepherds who were herding their sheep in farm lands east of Tubass city, in the northern part of the West Bank. Local sources reported that soldiers took the IDs from the shepherds and then detained them. The army claimed that […]

19 Feb

Israeli soldiers attack a Palestinian civilian east of Tubass

Israeli soldiers stationed at Tayasser military checkpoint east of Tubass city in the northern part of the West Bank attacked a Palestinian civilian on Monday midday. Eyewitnesses stated that soldiers stopped the Palestinian man, took his ID and forced him to stand for some time. Soldiers then attacked the man […]

08 Feb

Israeli troops invade Tubass city

Israeli forces invaded the northern West Bank city of Tubass on Thursday at dawn and attacked residents’ houses. Troops, jeeps, and an army bulldozer stormed the city and soldiers opened fire and launched sound bombs at residents’ homes before searching some of them, no injuries or abductions were reported. Local […]

17 Jan

Israeli forces abduct a Palestinian student from Jordan valley area in northern West Bank

Hanifa Salah, 19, was abducted by the Israeli army while working on his family's farm in the Jordan valley in the northern West Bank on Wednesday morning. Soldiers and jeeps arrived at the farm, detained the young man and questioned him, then took him to an unknown military detention camp, […]

29 Dec

Hamas: “We will not remain idle as Israel constructs a new settlement in the Jordan Valley”

Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, warned on Thursday that it cannot stand idle as Israel continues its settlement activities in the West Bank and Jerusalem, adding that the new approval of a settlement construction in the Jordan Valley aims at creating realities imposed by Israel. Hamas issued a press release revealing […]

28 Dec

Israeli forces expanding Wall in West Bank’s Jordan Valley

Residents of the northern Jordan Valley in the West Bank are living in state of fear and anxiety as Israeli forces overtake more land. The Wall is being built on their land and more of the surroundings are being confiscated. Farid Abdul Rahim of the Land Defense Committee said that […]

16 Nov

Three residents injured in a car accident with an Israeli army vehicle in the Jordan Valley

Palestinian medical sources reported that three residents were injured in a car accident between a Palestinian civilian car and an Israeli military vehicle in the Jordan Valley in the West Bank late Wednesday night. The three were admitted to a nearby hospital with multiple wounds. The army did not issue […]

01 Nov

Settlers release wild and dangerous dogs around farm lands in the Jordan valley

A group of Israeli settlers from the illegal settlement of Routem released wild and dangerous dogs onto Palestinian farm lands on Wednesday with the intention of killing the farmers' sheep.  Farmers said that the dogs are a serious threat to their sheep and their owners. They were released on lands […]