JORDAN VALLEY, Friday, June 12, 2020 (WAFA) – Israeli armored tanks last night destroyed a water pipe serving Palestinian communities in the northern Jordan Valley region, northeast of the occupied West Bank, according to local sources.
Derar Sawafta, member of the local council of Bardala village, in the northern Jordan Valley, told WAFA that a 200-meter-long water pipe was destroyed as the Israeli armored vehicles ran over it during a military exercise, which involved the use of gunfire, in the area.
In the meantime, dozens of armored vehicles deployed for the first time at the outskirts of the villages of Tayasir and al-Aqaba, east of Tubas town.
Palestinian residents of the Jordan Valley regularly face evictions due to Israeli military exercises on or near their land. Only last month, Israeli forces evicted the village’s population three times for the same purpose.
The majority of the Jordan Valley is under full Israeli military control, and at least 44 percent of the total land in the Jordan Valley has been appropriated by Israeli forces for military exercises.