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Jordan Valley land declared a nature reserve a few years ago is going to be turned into a settlement – official

JORDAN VALLEY, Thursday, March 3, 2022 (WAFA) – An area in the occupied Jordan Valley that the Israeli authorities have turned into a nature reserve a few years ago is in the process of becoming a new settlement, today said a local Palestinian official.

Mutaz Bisharat, from the Tubas governorate, said settlers began today to set up tents and animal sheds in the Bayyoud area, 400 meters east of Ein al-Hilweh community in the northern Jordan Valley on land that the Israeli occupation authorities have declared a few years ago as a nature reserve.

The setting up of tents and sheds on this land is a prelude to building a new settlement in the area, he said.

Israel often declares occupied territories as either nature reserves or firing zones to keep Palestinians from developing them while eventually turning these areas into settlements.


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