The Israeli civil administration is reportedly willing to demolish a 10-meter-deep water reservoirÂ that is the only source ofÂ water for 20 Bedouin families of the Umm Al-Jimal community, in the Jordan Valley, claiming that itÂ was built without a permit.
According to Palestine Information Center, the 20 families own 700 sheep and goats as well as 300 cows and some horses. Last year, a flood destroyed another holding reservoir which served the families’ water needs, and blocked the springâ€™s exit.
The families are concerned that destroying the current pond will once more block the spring, which is the only nearby water source available to them. A final injunction to demolish the pond was given in April 2012, but was never executed.
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