JORDAN VALLEY, May 8, 2016 (WAFA) – Israeli authorities on Sunday ordered a halt on the construction of a fresh-water pipeline in the village of Ibzeq, to the east of Tubas in the Jordan Valley.
Muataz Besharat, who monitors Israeli settlement activities in the area, told WAFA that staff from the so-called Israeli Civil Administration broke into the village, and handed a notification to stop the pipeline project, which was supposed to provide local Palestinians with fresh water.
He added that the village lacks any other source of fresh water, and that locals are frequently compelled to buy water at high costs.
Israel has repeatedly demolished Palestinian homes in the area and in nearby villages under the pretext of construction without permission.
Israel is planning to annex the Jordan Valley into a completely Israeli area, primarily in agriculture, targeting to ban territorial contiguity between a future Palestinian state and the rest of the Arab world.