Jordan Valley, 16 Rajab 1436/5 May 2015 (MINA) – Fire burst out in northern Jordan Valley grazing lands on Monday after Israeli army embarked on live ammunition military training in the area for the third day running.
Local sources said fire has engulfed large tracts of pastures used for grazing animals due to the heavy volleys of live fire unleashed during the military training, Palestinian Information Center (PIC) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
The Israeli occupation army denied locals from accessing their land to put out the fire, the same sources added.
Military ordnance left by the Israeli army forces during the drills are reportedly endangering civilians’ lives, particularly children’s, and the environment.
Meanwhile a letter sent by the al-Maleh village Council and Bedouin communities called on the human rights and humanitarian organizations to seriously take up their mission as regards such army drills and projected evacuation of Palestinian natives from the area.
The letter further urged the Palestinian officials and civil institutions to immediately step in and work on assuaging the repercussions of Israel’s persecution and potential deportation of the natives. (T/P006/R04)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)