Israel to annex about 35 thousand acres in the Jordan Valley

The Israeli occupation authorities began annexing large areas of the northern Jordan Valley, today.

Moataz Basharat, the official in the Jordan Valley file in Tubas, said in a statement published by WAFA, that a number of occupation vehicles carrying a large group of engineers and surveyors began to annex the lands estimated at 35 thousand acres located between Khirbat Al-Hama and Mafraq Al-Maleh.

According to B'Tselem, 65,000 Palestinians and about 11,000 Israeli settlers live in the area. According to PeaceNow, the proposal includes 30 settlements with 12,778 settlers, 18 illegal outposts, 15 Area A and B communities, including 44,175 Palestinians and 48 shepherding communities in Area C including 8,775 Palestinians. The area to be annexed is about 22% of the West Bank, 90% of which is in Area C and 20% of the land is Palestinian-owned.

Source : Days of Palestine

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