Attack on Palestinian water resources forms part of the Zionist plan to isolate the Jordan Valley
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Attack on Palestinian water resources forms part of the Zionist plan to isolate the Jordan Valley

On Monday, Occupation forces handed Mu’ayad Abed al Ra’oof Hreash a military order announcing the demolition of the agricultural water reservoir that allows him to cultivate his land.

Mu’ayad Hreash’s land is located in the North West part of Bardala in the northern Jordan Valley. The Occupation built the Apartheid Wall only 200 meters from the reservoir that, with a capacity of 300 cubic meters, irrigated thirty dunums of cultivated land and a series of green houses.

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This military order was only one of many cases through which the Occupation has made life in the Jordan Valley impossible for Palestinians. In addition to the large scale demolition of homes, shops and agricultural buildings, a number of checkpoints close the area from the rest of the West Bank. Confiscated land and the expansion of military zones annex more Palestinian land daily.

The reality on the ground was reflected in a series of official statements published recently. The Occupation government has, in the last months, openly declared its plan to isolate the Jordan Valley completely from the rest of the West Bank. With this, the two million Palestinians living in the West Bank that are currently able to reach the Jordan Valley, will have no access anymore to the valley, the river, its water reserves, the Dead Sea or the eastern mountain chain of the West Bank. The ghettoization of the Palestinian people from the East will be complete.

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