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The Jordan Valley

The Jordan Valley and the northern Dead Sea constitute almost 30% of the West Bank. Nearly 65,000 Palestinians and some 11,000 settlers live there. Although the region serves as the Palestinians’ most significant land reserve, Israel has taken over most of the land with a view to enabling its de facto annexation. Israel also endeavors to minimize Palestinian presence there: barring Palestinians from using 85% of the land, restricting their access to water resources and keeping them from building homes. Israeli authorities are also taking measures to drive out over 50 Palestinian communities across the Jordan Valley, by making their lives intolerable.

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Israeli Civil Administration confiscates family’s pre-fab in village of Bardalah in the northern Jordan Valley

On Monday, 19 November 2018, at around 1:00 P.M., Israeli Civil Administration personnel came with a truck-mounted crane and a three-jeep military escort to the Palestinian village of Bardalah in the northern Jordan Valley. The troops dismantled and…

Human Rights in the Occupied Territories

The report surveys the broad spectrum of issues regarding the Israeli authorities' human rights record in the West Bank and Gaza Strip over the past year, the 44th year of the Israeli occupation. An interactive version of the report is available…

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