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Israel destroys water pipes in Jordan Valley

TUBAS, Sunday, November 28, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli bulldozers today destroyed water pipes that supplies hundreds of acres of Palestinian-owned lands in the village of Atuf, east of the town of Tammun in the Jordan Valley area, northeast of the occupied West Bank.

Mutaz Basharat, a senior official who monitors Israeli settlement activities, told reporters that Israeli bulldozers destroyed the 4-km water line used for irrigation of crops planted by Palestinian farmers in the area.

Palestinians who live in the Jordan Valley, mainly nomadic Bedouins, rely heavily on agriculture and livestock husbandry as a main source of living, and frequent such demolitions by the Israeli occupation authorities have badly affected the population and forced many of them to even abandon the area and move to cities.

Israel frequently demolishes Palestinian homes and structures in the Jordan Valley area under the pretext of lack of permits.

Officials believe that the Israeli frequent demolitions in the Jordan Valley area aim at displacing Palestinians and seizing their lands to build new colonial settlements.

The Jordan Valley area is located in the Area C, which represents more than 60 per cent of the West Bank and is fully controlled by Israel.


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