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Occupation forces order halt on road rehabilitation in Jordan Valley

TUBAS, Sunday, December 11, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli occupation forces ordered today a halt on the ongoing rehabilitation of an agricultural road in the villages of Atuf and Ras Al-Ahmar in the northern Jordan Valley region, northeast of the occupied West Bank, according to local sources.

Abdullah Bisharat, the mayor of the two villages, told reporters that the road is 1,200-meter long and mainly serves Palestinian farmers in the area.

He added that the Israeli army also ordered a halt on the construction of residential structures and animal barns in the two villages.

Israeli refuses to permit Palestinian construction in Area C, which constitutes 60 percent of the occupied West Bank and falls under full Israeli military rule, forcing residents to build without obtaining rarely-granted permits to provide shelters for their families.

In contrast, Israel much more easily gives over 650,000 Israeli settlers there building permits and provides them with roads, electricity, water and sewage systems that remain inaccessible to many neighboring Palestinians.

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