Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Jordan valley-demolitions

Communities in Jordan Valley (valley of river Jordan in the West Bank) are facing Israeli demolitions on almost daily schedule. The goal of the demolitions is to intimidate and make the people leave the area to make space for more agricultural Israeli settlements. Reason for demolitions is usually building without permit. Some families get their houses demolished even five or more times a year. The ridiculousness is even worse: Israelis are demolishing animal shelters made of iron and wood and confiscating water tanks. The water tanks are most of the times essential for the community as they are the only source of drinking water. Israelis are exploiting water sources and disabling access for Palestinians to them.

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