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Release Mahmoud Abujoad Frarjah from Israeli detention

Mahmoud has been illegally arrested by the Israeli military and charged with an offence he didn't do. We are calling for his immediate release. Palestinian human rights activist and community support worker, Mahmoud Abujoad has been detained by the Israeli authorities since 9th September 2015 on false allegations of throwing stones during a demonstration. He and his family are in urgent need of… read full article
26 November 2015

Demolition in Al Hadidiya

At 7.30am on 25th November 2015 in the Al-Hadidiya community the Israeli army demolished the houses and animal shelters of three families. The army hit a pregnant woman, who had to be taken to hospital as she was bleeding. The Israeli courts had not issued a decision to allow the demolition to go ahead. The army came as they have come many times… read full article
13 November 2015

WAFA: Israeli Army Evicts 13 Families from Homes in Jordan Valley for Military Drills

Published by WAFA news on 12th November 2015 TUBAS, November 12, 2015 (WAFA) – Israeli army forces Thursday morning evicted 13 Palestinian families from their homes in the Jordan Valley area under the pretext of conducting military drills, said local sources from the Valley. According to Head of the Wadi Maleh Council Aref Daraghmeh, Israeli… read full article
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03 November 2015

Families evacuated to make way for military training

On 28th October 2015 ten families in the village of Khrbit Humsa, Jordan Valley, received orders to leave their homes for military training. The order states that the families must leave the area (their homes and their land) every Monday and Thursday in November from 6.30am to 12.00 pm. There are 45 people living in the village: 10 women, 10 men… read full article
02 November 2015

Fasayil al Fouqa invaded

On 31st October 2015 Israeli occupation forces terrorized the Palestinian villages of Fasayal in the Jordan Valley. They made their way over from the illegal settlement Petza'el, setting off flares and deploying live fire. 8 jeeps made there way through the village. They raided the Jordan Valley ASolidarity centre in Fasayil al Fouqa. There were… read full article
21 October 2015

Two families served with demolition orders in the Jordan Valley

On 19th October 2015 two families received demolition orders in the Jordan Valley. In al Hadidiya Mohammad Ali Bsharat and Lutfy Bsharat received demolition orders for both their home and animal shelters. Mohammad Abu Abtarn from Aljiftlik received a demolition order for his animal shelter. He has 300 animals to shelter and he lives with his… read full article
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17 October 2015

Hamra checkpoint closed to Palestinians

Hamra checkpoint 9.30am 17th October 2015: Closed to Palestinians - only occupation forces permitted to pass. Known as 'The checkpoint of Death' 6 Palestinians have been killed here in recent years. Most recently, on 26th June 2015, occupation forces shot and killed Hamada Romanin, aged 24 years. When an emergency ambulance arrived on the scene it… read full article
12 October 2015

Settlers threaten to kill Palestinians

Israeli Channel 10 has broadcast news of planned settler demonstrations on apartheid Road 90 that runs the length of the Jordan Valley. In the reports they are threatening to kill any Palestinians they meet. JVS is sharing this report with all families, friends and communities in the valley. Please share read full article
18 September 2015

WAFA: Israeli Army Notifies to Confiscate Aqricultural Equipment in Jordan Valley Locality

JORDAN VALLEY, September 16, 2015 (WAFA) – Israeli army Wednesday notified local Palestinian Bedouins in Khirbet Um al-Jamal, a small Bedouin locality in the northern Jordan Valley, of their intent to confiscate Palestinian locals' agricultural belongings, if they refuse to evacuate the area, according to local sources. Aref Daraghmeh, head of the… read full article
27 August 2015

Video: 50 people made homeless in Jordan Valley demolitions

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Volunteers build Samra School August 2014
20 August 2015

Israeli Army Destroys Samra School in the Jordan Valley

At 6.30am on August 20th 2015, the Israeli army entered Khirbeit Samra in the north of the Jordan Valley with ten military jeeps and two bulldozers and destroyed Samra School. The school was built by Jordan Valley Solidarity and international volunteers, in co-operation with local Palestinians, in 2013/14 to provide Khirbeit Samra and the… read full article
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18 August 2015

Israeli Army attacks Fasayal Village

At 6am on Tuesday 18th August the Israeli Army invaded and attacked Fasayal village in the Jordan Valley. Twenty Israeli military jeeps accompanied by six bulldozers demolished seven houses as well as cutting electricity cables, destroying water tanks and animal shelters belonging to Palestinian residents. The first house demolished belonged to… read full article
12 August 2015

House demolitions in Al Jiftlik and Khirbet Humsa

On Tuesday 11th August 2015 Jordan Valley Solidarity activists witnessed Israeli house demolitions in two villages of the Jordan Valley: Al Jiftlik and Khirbet Humsa. Israeli soldiers with two bulldozers and around fifteen Jeeps arrived in Al Jiftlik at 7am and demolished two houses. The owners of the houses, Mahmoud Mitaheb and his brother… read full article
05 August 2015

Israeli Army destroys Palestinian homes in Al Aqaba

At 7am this morning twenty Israeli military jeeps accompanied by two bulldozers entered the Palestinian village of Al Aqaba in the north of the Jordan Valley (Area B) and destroyed seven Palestinian buildings, two of which were family homes. The first family house the army demolished belonged to Rashid Ahmed Rashid Dabak and his family of ten. The… read full article
Photos by JVS volunteers 27/07/2015 Shadmot Mehola settlement
02 August 2015

SolarEdge working in Illegal Israeli Settlement

Shadmot Mehola is an illegal Israeli settlement in the north of the Jordan Valley, established in 1979 on agricultural land belonging to the Al Fukha family from Ein El-Beida. In April 2015 the settlement started a solar panel project, using at least 10 dunams of stolen Palestinian land run by the Israeli company SolarEdge. SolarEdge began… read full article
02 August 2015

Burnt Land near Am Al Baer

Three weeks ago Israeli forces burned more than 200 dunams of Palestinian land in the north of the Jordan Valley that shepherds used for herding. Israel's 'Judea and Samaria' Civil Administration call the area 'Um Zuka Nature Reserve – Talkid Picnic Area' and have put up signs forbidding Palestinian shepherds from using the land for herding and… read full article