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.
Mâ€™otaz Bsharat, in charge of the settlement file in the Jordan Valley, said that settlers from the illegal Israeli settlements of Mechora and Salâ€™it, 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 Bâ€™Tselem, an Israeli human rights center, since 1967, Israel has established over a hundred settlements in the occupied West Bank.
â€śThese settlements were established on vast tracts of land taken from the Palestinians, in breach of international humanitarian law.
â€śThe 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€ť the group stated, according to WAFA.
(Photo: Panorama of the Jordan Valley ~ Wikipedia)
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