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22 July 2015

Help keep resistance alive in the Jordan Valley

Dear friends, As Palestinians in the Jordan Valley we resist ethnic cleansing every day, with the support of local and international volunteers. This month we’re asking you to lend a hand by helping to fund the truck that sustains our communication, networking and resistance. You can log onto our appeal here… read full article
09 July 2015

Occupation steals Palestinian water tank

On 7th July 2015 the Israeli Occupation Forces confiscated yet another agricultural tractor and a water tank owned by Mohammed Al Kabna, who live in Hammamat al Maleh with his family. His son Sulaiman was using the heavy machine to bring water to his family and his livestock. Mohammed was not given any confiscation orders and the essential… read full article
Hamra checkpoint 26June15
26 June 2015

24 year old man murdered at Hamra checkpoint

Occupation forces shot and killed a young man at Hamra checkpoint today, 26th June 2015. Hamada Romanin, aged 24 years, is the 6th Palestinian to be killed at Hamra checkpoint - one of many checkpoints that segregate the Jordan Valley from the rest of the West Bank, and which thousands of Palestinians have to pass through each day to go to work or… read full article
Fire started by Israeli military in Jordan Valley 12th June 15
14 June 2015

Extensive military training becoming the norm for Jordan Valley communities

For many years Israeli military training has been conducted in and around Palestinian communities in the Jordan Valley, and the sight of training camps in the hills of the northern Jordan Valley, where many Palestinians live and graze their sheep, was becoming a normal experience. The occupation has long justified this by placing concrete blocks… read full article
Israeli army watches the destroyed village of Khirbet Makhoul, Jordan Valley, West Bank, November 01, 2013. Khirbet Makhoul has been demolished four times in October, 2013 by the Israeli army, who also prevented humanitarian aid organizations from delivering tents and other materials to residents. (Photo: Ahmad Al-Bazz/
12 June 2015

+972 report: IDF displaces 10 Palestinian families to conduct military drills

By Natasha Roth. Published June 11, 2015 on +972 website The IDF orders Palestinian residents from the northern Jordan Valley to evacuate their own homes in order to make way for military drills, which have previously damaged farmland and infrastructure. The Israeli army evacuated 10 families in the community of Khirbet Humsah in the northern… read full article
Military training in al Maleh 2nd January 2013
09 June 2015

Further military training planned in Al Maleh area

UPDATE 10/6/15: JVS have just heard that Palestinian community of Humsa Fouqa have also been given orders by Israeli Occupation Forces to evauate their homes between 10th and 16th June from 1pm to 6pm to make way for military training excercises. Occupation forces continue to exploit Palestinian villages and land in the Jordan Valley as their… read full article
27 May 2015

Israel Orders 4 Jordan Valley Families to Leave Temporarily for Military Drills

In early May the Israeli Occupation carried out major military training in the northern Jordan Valley from Fasayil to the north of Bardala. Hundreds of local Palestinians were evacuated fro their homes, new-born lambs died for lack of shelter, hillsides were burnt, and there was the repeated sounds of military jets and helicopters overhead,… read full article
16 May 2015

Catholic News Service: In West Bank, Pax Christi leaders see inequities in water distribution

By Judith Sudilovsky Catholic News Service JORDAN VALLEY, West Bank (CNS) -- It took only a slight turn of an eye to see the glaring difference in levels of water availability and consumption between the Israeli agricultural settlement of Petza'el and the three neighboring dusty Palestinian villages just outside Jericho. Up on the hill next to the… read full article
Putting out fire near Al Hadidiya
16 May 2015

Al-Araby - Burning gold: Israel's destruction of Jordan Valley harvests

Published by Al ARaby Al Jadeed 14th May 2015: Alice Gray The Jordan Valley is a sea of gold: following the best winter rains the region has seen in decades, fields of wheat and barley ripple in the breeze, their heads heavy with grain that will sustain pastoralist communities and their animals through the long heat of the summer to come. It is a… read full article
10 May 2015

Resistance through culture and theatre

For several months Jordan Valley Solidarity has been working in Partnership with Ashtar Theatre. Together they have brought together a group of 6 young people from the valley to share their experiences and put them together in a play, which is now being performed as part of Ashtar’s 2015 festival. On 9th May a group of JVS activists attended the… read full article
Humsa after military training
10 May 2015

A week military training prevents Palestinian children from going to school

Since 3rd May 2015, the Palestinian communities in The Jordan Valley have witnessed some of the worst military training by the Israeli forces in recent history. Hundreds of army jeeps, tanks and soldiers have been deployed in villages throughout The Jordan Valley, setting fire to Palestinian land and crops, threatening house demolitions and… read full article
08 May 2015

Israeli army drills displace hundreds in rural Palestinian communities

Published by Maan News BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Hundreds of Palestinian villagers in the northern Jordan Valley have been forcibly displaced this week as Israel conducts unprecedented military drills around villages near Tubas. The army drills, which began on Sunday, have seen a large-scale mobilization of Israeli military vehicles around villages… read full article
05 May 2015

Press Conference: Israel's ongoing military exercise in the Jordan Valley

Since Sunday May 3 at dawn, Israel is undertaking an unprecedented military operation in the Jordan Valley, occupied West Bank, which is likely to last until Saturday or Sunday. Hundreds of military vehicles, helicopters and heavy machinery are currently destroying Palestinian land and threatening Palestinian crops and new born lambs. Five… read full article
04 May 2015

Israeil military training in the Jordan Valley - Day 2

We are now into the second day of extensive military training in the Jordan Valley which is affecting 1000's of Palestinian communities from Fasayil to north of Bardala. We are asking all of our international supporters to: follow us on twitter at @jvsolidarity to get regular updates about the situation share information about this as widely as… read full article
04 May 2015

Call to EU - Act now on Israeli military training

Today, May 4 2015, the Land Defense Coalition and the Jordan Valley Solidarity has submitted a letter to the EU Commission and diplomatic missions of member states asking for urgent action and denouncing the military exercises that Israel is holding to an unprecedented length and extent in the Jordan Valley occupied Palestinian territory. The… read full article