Bardala

In reaction to the uprooting of 320 olive trees by the Israeli military in Bardala, the Stop the Wall Campaign and partners have organised only 48 hours later an ad-hoc tree planting voluntary day to re-plant trees on the very place Israel has wrecked havoc. 

Israeli repression, which had prevented people from holding the ‘Right to Water’ march last weekend, could not stop Palestinian popular resistance and their struggle for water and rights. After Israeli forces had raided last week Baldara village, turning off the water supply and closing off the roads to impede the Right to Water march, Israeli forces opened fire with live ammunition injuring five youth with one of the youth being detained for 48 hours. Yesterday, the Right to Water Campaign and the Popular Council to Protect Jordan Valley re-organised and  proceeded with their ‘Right to Water’ march.

Tomorrow the people of Bardala village, men, women, children, and animals will march to Road 90, the main road in the Jordan Valley, carrying the slogan of ‘Depriving us of Water is a Crime Against Humanity’ and ‘We are Here to Take Back our Water’. They are determined to fight for the right to water and against Israel’s water apartheid. The Right to Water campaign and the Popular Council to Protect Jordan Valley are calling on the international community to support us in our fight to take back our water.

The head of Bardala village council in the north valleys, Jamal Matahen, said that the Israeli water company Makrot reduced the water pumping to Bardala village to 35 cups per hour, which portends disaster to the village crops if this reducing continues.

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