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Israel destroys shepherding community in Jordan Valley
Published Wednesday 08/01/2014 (updated) 11/01/2014 22:39
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A Palestinian boy pictured in the Jordan Valley.
NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Israeli authorities destroyed an entire community of rural Palestinians in the Jordan Valley on Wednesday, demolishing their homes and leaving 25 people homeless, human rights group B'Tselem said.

The demolition took place at 6.30 a.m., with Israeli military and civil administration officials arriving at the village of Khirbet Ein Karzaliyah and proceeding to demolish all of the community's buildings.

Israel's military also demolished the only water pipe available to the community.

"Israel has once again forgotten that control entails responsibility. The Jordan Valley cannot be addressed as a merely theoretical issue, discussing its future while completely disregarding the fate of its residents," B'Tselem Director Jessica Montell said.

"At the moment, the authorities must set aside their political ambitions and consider the fate of 25 individuals, who do not know how they'll get through the night and how their flocks, their only source of income and livelihood, will fare."

Israel has said in recent negotiations that it is not willing to compromise security in the Jordan Valley, which forms a third of the occupied West Bank.

Over 90 percent of the Jordan Valley is designated as Area C, with illegal settlements controlling up to 50 percent of the land area.
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1 ) Maureen / Australia
08/01/2014 17:54
"Israel destroys..." Israel most of all, is desroying itself!

2 ) Tobias / USA
08/01/2014 18:05
With few exceptions, Land Is Probably Not Given Freely In Any State,
and Israel is certainly No Exception, where:
-1- The pipes were laid, and the buildings erected, without the required permits from the Israel authorities (to Claim or "Grab" lands), and
-2- THE "shepherding COMMUNITY" KNEW in advance, that such
A DEMOLITION WAS TO BE EXPECTED, as a result of the
shepherding community's illegal "Land-Grab" Attempt !!!

3 ) Carol Scheller / Scheller
08/01/2014 20:14
Tobias, it would be important to furnish references for your information in order for any reader to understand the situation fully.

4 ) Colin Wright / USA
08/01/2014 22:19
To Tobias #2: Never mind of course that (a) the land isn't Israel's to give, that (b) the Bedouin were probably there long before Israel was, and that (c) Israel makes it impossible for Palestinians to get building permits. ...but you know all this anyway. It's impossible to argue with someone who is simply and knowingly repeating lies -- that is to say, being a Zionist.

5 ) Eman / Canada
08/01/2014 23:35
Shepherding community land Grab... now that's a new one!!

6 ) myra / canada
10/01/2014 22:26
Not sure what kind of hate one must have to do these kinds the heartless acts. to take away homes from families men women and worst of all the children.not sure how Palestinians can live this kind of life that Israel places on them daily and still go on day after day.

7 ) @ Colin-4 / USA too
11/01/2014 21:03
4- OK, I do not "mind of course" any of your perspective, and * NO Israeli BUILDING PERMIT will continue to result in * NO HOME allowed to be built, under Israeli sovereignty, whether Palestinians "mind of course" or not !! -6- It is NOT any "kind of hate". "This kind of life" (& terrorism) is the life Palestinians choose. Land ownership will be acquired by negotiations, and NOT by just building on state lands, in a foolish hope that the state will not enforce it's rights !!

8 ) @ Carol-3 / Your "References"
11/01/2014 21:15
Both are references are Simple Basic Logic Applied To Real Life, where: -1- Israeli authorities would not send forces to demolish what they themselves approved to be built, so ** CLEARLY THEY HAD NO PERMIT. And, -2- Everyone who lives under the Area C situation for years, just like Everyone who has reads the demolition articles again for years knows ** CLEARLY A DEMOLITION WAS TO BE EXPECTED.
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