Israeli Army to Grab Fertile Palestinian Lands in Jordan Valley

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Jordan Valley, MINA – The Israeli occupation forces on Friday morning ordered Palestinian families to evacuate their facilities in the northern Jordan Valley, putting into effect a recently-issued land grab order.

Local sources told the Palestinian Information Center that Israeli soldiers ordered Palestinian communities setting up roots in Ein al-Hilweh and Umm al-Jamal, in the Jordan Valley, to leave the area in no more than eight days following an order to seize a set of land tracts, PIC reported.

Israel’s military chief of staff gave instructions for the confiscation of Palestinian land lots in Ein al-Hilweh and Umm al-Jamal and for the evacuation of all residential communities by next week.

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In case the inhabitants object the order, they will have all of their properties in the area seized by the announced deadline.

Ein al-Hilweh community is home to 10 Palestinian families and 25 civilian facilities. Umm Jamal community is home to 15 Palestinian families and 40 facilities.

Located some 18 kilometers away from eastern Tubas, Ein al-Hilweh, in al-Malih Valley, is rich with natural resources, most notably water springs and fertile soil. However, as time has passed by, the springs have gone dried out as a result of Israel’s unabated settlement activity in the area.(R/R04/RS5)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)