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Israeli forces seize bulldozers, water irrigation system in Jordan Valley

 

JORDAN VALLEY, Monday, June 1, 2020 (WAFA) – Israeli forces today seized bulldozers, a water tank and a water irrigation system in al-Jiftlik village in the occupied Jordan Valley and declared the area a closed military zone, according to Palestinian activists and security sources.

The sources told WAFA that Israeli soldiers set up a checkpoint in al-Jiftlik and prevented people from accessing the nearby city of Jericho, while telling people that al-Jiftlik is a closed military zone until 6:00 P.M.

They also said that the soldiers broke into and ransacked several homes in the village and detailed five people, including a man and his two sons.

Meanwhile, soldiers dismantled and seized an irrigation system that was providing water to over 40 dunums of land planted with grape vines and palm trees, two bulldozers, a tractor and a water tank belonging to Palestinian citizens and families, according to Aref Daraghmeh, a local activist.

K.T./M.K.

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