Jewish Israel settlers raze Palestinian land in the Jordan Valley

Palestinians inspect their belongings after Israeli troops demolished their tents in the Jordan valley (Shadi Jarar'ah - APA Images)

Middle East Monitor  /  April 19, 2021

Jewish settlers today razed Palestinian land in the area of Khirbet Al Hamma in the north of the Jordan Valley, Palestinian sources reported.

According to the sources, who spoke to Wafa news agency, settlers from an illegal outpost located near the Palestinian Bedouin community in the area used a bulldozer to raze the Palestinian land, as they are pushing occupation authorities to open settler-only roads in the area.

Residents are worried that the settlement outposts and the settlers are going to take control of most of the pastures they use to herd their livestock, which is their main source of income.

Last year, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that his government will annex 30 per cent of the occupied West Bank area located in the Jordan Valley.

The move was later postponed,

The UAE said the decision to delay the manoeuvre was a result of its decision to normalise ties with the occupation state.