Ahmad Abdallah Hafeth Bani Odeh, from al-Hadidiye, was stopped this morning with his tractor and water tank at the al-Hamra checkpoint, on the orders of the Occupation authorities.
***image2***Ahmad has had his tractor confiscated, and told that it will not not been returned until he leaves his land and property in al-Hadidiye.
Ahmad had intended to pass through the al-Hamra checkpoint in order to bring water from al Fareâa, 35 km away from al-Hadidiye.
There are two large water wells in al-Hadidiye, installed by the Occupation administration company, Makarot, with huge water tanks to distribute water to the settlements and settler farms which are located on al-Hadidiye land. However, off-limits to the local Palestinian residents, and these are protected by electric fences.
This morning’s incident is the latest in a series of aggressions from the Occupation in their attempt to push the residents out of the village in order to make way for the settlements.
Seventeen families in al-Hadidiye are suffering from the policies that prevent them from accessing water and services, and put them under constant threat of house demolitions. The most recent injustice is the Israeli High Court decision to expel the resident of al-Hadidiye from their village.
Throughout the Jordan Valley, Palestinians are being denied access to water resources in order to pressurise them into leaving the land. A number of days ago, a shephered from Fasayil was arrested, under accusations that he had stolen water to drink.