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Israeli settlers take over an area in Jordan Valley as Palestinian residents vow to stop them

Israeli settlers take over an area in Jordan Valley as Palestinian residents vow to stop them
Palestinian vehicles held at Tayasir checkpoint awaiting army permission to cross it.

TUBAS, Saturday, July 24, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers took over an area east of Tubas in the northern Jordan Valley once used and then abandoned by the Israeli army as Palestinian residents have vowed to prevent the settlers from setting up a settlement there, according to a local activist.

Aref Daraghme, a rights activist, said settlers broke into the area and spent the night in the former Tayasir military camp, which was abandoned by the army several years ago despite the presence of soldiers on different occasions at the nearby Tayasir checkpoint.

As a result of this action by the settlers, the area’s Palestinian residents have called for popular activities to prevent the settlers from setting up an illegal settlement at the former camp.

The Tayasir military camp was established in 1992 on a 16-dunum plot of land and abandoned in 2008, while the buildings the army had set up remained intact on the land and often monitored by the checkpoint established at the site.

Over the years, settlers used the abandoned buildings for their cattle without the soldiers at the checkpoint doing anything to stop them.

M.K.

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