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Three months after seizing Palestinian land and planting it with trees, Israeli settlers set up caravan on that land

Three months after seizing Palestinian land and planting it with trees, Israeli settlers set up caravan on that land
Caravans set up on usurped Palestinian land often a prelude to building an illegal Israeli settlement. (File photo)

JORDAN VALLEY, Thursday, October 15, 2020 (WAFA) – Three months after Israeli settlers had seized Palestinian land in the occupied northern Jordan Valley and planted it with trees, the settlers today set up a caravan on that land, which is a prelude to establishing an illegal settlement outpost, according to a local rights activist.

Aref Daraghma, who is active in the Jordan Valley against Israel’s settlement plans, told WAFA that the settlers had set up a caravan in Khirbet Ehmair in al-Farisieh village.

He said the settlers have seized that land some three months ago, planted it with trees to create a fait accompli and built a water reservoir and shack before returning today to place a caravan on the land, which indicates their intention to bring more mobile homes to that area and set up a new illegal settlement.

Israel has been forcing Palestinians to leave their lands and homes in the Jordan Valley in favor of Israeli settlement activities and an intention to eventually annex the Jordan Valley.

M.K.

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