Israeli occupation displaces Palestinian families to conduct drills in Jordan Valley  

2 weeks ago

WEST BANK, 15 November – The Israeli occupation army on Saturday ordered residents of several Palestinian communities in the northern Jordan Valley to leave their homes to carry out military exercises.

Human rights activist Aref Daraghmeh said that the Israeli occupation authorities notified many Palestinian families living in the communities of al-Burj and al-Mayta to evacuate their houses so that the Israeli occupation military could conduct drills in the area next week.

 The Israeli occupation authorities recently delivered similar evacuation orders to several Palestinian families living in different areas of the Jordan Valley, where large-scale drills will take place soon.

The Israeli occupation army deliberately conducts training drills near the Palestinian communities of the Jordan Valley, disrupting and putting their lives at risk.  

Last month, the Israeli occupation authorities confiscated more than 11,000 dunums (1,100 hectares) of Palestinian lands, mostly pastoral lands, in one of the largest land grabs.

Since conquering the West Bank, the Israeli occupation has sought to annex and Judaise the Palestinian Jordan Valley, which is located on an enormous reservoir of water.