Water Pipeline Destroyed by Bulldozers in Jordan Valley

05 Feb
7:21 PM

Israeli bulldozers destroyed water lines supplying tens of acres of land in the northern Jordan Valley, on Monday morning.

Local activist Aref Daraghmeh told Ma’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) of land planted with watermelons.

The Jordan Valley forms a third of the occupied West Bank, with 88 percent of its land classified as Area C — under full Israeli military control.

Demolitions of Palestinian infrastructure and residences occur frequently in Area C, with the Jordan Valley’s Bedouin and herding communities being particularly vulnerable to such policies.

Israeli forces confiscated cattle and water tanks, as well as agricultural machinery from Bedouin Palestinians in the so-called firing zone in September of last year.

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Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip and continues, into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.

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