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Israel confiscates over 20 Palestinian vehicles in the Jordan Valley

Activists are calling it the largest operation of its kind in the area.

Israeli truck loaded with a Palestinian tractor. [Source: Twitter]
Jerusalem24– Several Palestinian agricultural and personal vehicles in the northern occupied Jordan Valley were confiscated by Israeli authorities at dawn today.

At 6:30am forces made up of Israeli military, police, and crews from the nearby settlement councils stormed Khirbet Al-Farisiya, a Palestinian community. After closing off its entrances, they confiscated some agricultural tractors and personal vehicles.

According to B’Tselem, the community is made up of five compounds in which approximately 300 people live. All the residents live in tents or shacks and earn their living as shepherds and farmers.

The Israeli military has also declared the village and extensive areas to its south, north, and west, as a firing zone. Other nearby lands have been declared part of the jurisdiction or municipal area of nearby settlements.

Rashed Khudiri of the Jordan Valley Solidarity campaign told Jerusalem24 that the lands of the village have always been used for agriculture.

The Israeli forces and crews then moved on to the communities in Al-Maleh, Khirbet Al-Meiteh, Al-Burj and Al-Aqaba in the northern Jordan Valley.

In total, nine tractors, nine personal vehicles, two agricultural trailers and two water tanks were confiscated, according to Khudiri.

Khudiri called it “the largest operation to confiscate agricultural equipment in the Jordan Valley.”

Israeli truck loaded with 2 Palestinian cars. [Source: Twitter]


Mohammad Hamayel

Ramallah based journalist, Mohammad graduated from Al-Quds University with a B.A. in Media and Television. He has covered the 2015 Jerusalem Intifada as well as the Great March of Return for international media outlets. currently an editor/presenter at Jerusalem24. A UN alumni and a follower of global events and politics, especially American affairs.

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