JORDAN VALLEY, Sunday, March 13, 2022 (WAFA) – Extremist Israeli settlers Sunday began building new housing units in the northern Jordan Valley, according to local sources.
Human rights activist Aref Daraghmeh told WAFA that settlers have started building settlement units in the illegal Israeli settlement of Shadmot Mehola, which means devouring more Palestinian-owned lands.
Shadmot Mehola is one of the settlements located in the northern Jordan Valley. It was established in 1979 as an agricultural settlement. The number of settlers in 2016 reached about 608, and in 2018, its total area reached 363 dunums of Palestinian citizens' lands in the Jordan Valley.
Meanwhile, the settlers built a shelter in the lands of Khirbet Al-Farisiyah in the northern Jordan Valley.
"The settlers set up a shelter in the lands between the settlements of Rotem and Shadmot Mehola, which are built on the lands belonging to citizens in Al-Farsieh in the northern Jordan Valley," said Daraghmeh.
He warned that this shelter would be followed by establishing a new settlement outpost in the Jordan Valley, like the previous outposts that began in this way, and are now closing countless areas of pastoral lands to the Palestinians.