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.
Mâotaz Bsharat, in charge of the settlement file in the Jordan Valley, said that settlers from the illegal Israeli settlements of Mechora and Salâit, began placing wooden boards on land belonging to Palestinian residents in al-Humma almost a week ago.
Settlers laid further infrastructure, including electricity and water lines.
According to BâTselem, an Israeli human rights center, since 1967, Israel has established over a hundred settlements in the occupied West Bank.
âThese settlements were established on vast tracts of land taken from the Palestinians, in breach of international humanitarian law.
âThe very existence of the settlements violates Palestinian human rights, including the right to property, equality, a decent standard of living and freedom of movement,â the group stated, according to WAFA.
(Photo: Panorama of the Jordan Valley ~ Wikipedia)
Archive IMEMC video: 01/11/16 Office of Israeli Human Rights Organization BâTselem Burned in Suspected Arson