Days of Palestine – Jordan Valley
Israeli occupation forces demolished today Wednesday three residential rooms in an area to the north of al-Hamra military checkpoint in the northern Jordan Valley, said local sources.
Local sources said that Israeli forces stormed the area and proceeded to demolish three cement-made residential rooms belonging to a local resident in the area.
“For decades, the Israeli authorities have been implementing a policy aimed at driving out scores of communities, that are home to thousands of Palestinians. They have made living conditions miserable and intolerable with a view to establishing facts on the ground and taking over these areas,” said the Israeli information center for human rights in occupied territories, B’Tselem.
The Jordan Valley, which is a fertile strip of land running west along the Jordan River, is home to about 65,000 Palestinians and makes up approximately 30% of the area of the occupied West Bank.
Israel has plans to annex the Jordan Valley, which is strongly opposed by the Palestinian and the entire international community.