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Israeli settlers take over Palestinian-owned land in Jordan Valley

JORDAN VALLEY, October 20, 2016 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers Thursday took over a Palestinian-owned in al-Humma area, in the northern Jordan Valley, and laid down infrastructure, according to a local official.

M’otaz Bsharat, in charge of the settlement file in the Jordan Valley, told WAFA settlers from the illegal Israeli settlements of Mechora and sal’it, began placing wooden boards on land belonging to Palestinian residents in al-Humma area almost a week ago.

Settlers further laid down infrastructure, including electricity and water lines.

According to B’Tselem, an Israeli human rights center, Since 1967 Israel has established over a hundred settlements in the West Bank.
“These settlements were established on vast tracts of land taken from the Palestinians, in breach of international humanitarian law.”

“The very existence of the settlements violates Palestinian human rights, including the right to property, equality, a decent standard of living and freedom of movement.”

T.R.

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