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Economy and Society: February 18, 2013

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The Israel Land Authority has admitted it had transferred 1200 dunams of private Palestinian farmland in the north of the Jordan Valley to Kibbuts Merav approximately 30 years ago. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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February 18th, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Settlers and Settlements: January 3, 2013

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Settlers in the Jordan Valley are currently cultivating more than 5,000 dunams of privately owned Palestinian land, which is situated between the Jordanian border and the border fence on the Israeli side. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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January 3rd, 2013 at 3:24 pm

Settlers and Settlements: November 30, 2012

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The banana groves in Kibbutz Ginosar in the Jordan Valley receive 41,000 cubic meters of water, which is equivalent to between 25-40 percent of the water allotment Israel gives to the Palestinian village of Ein al Beida for all of its needs, including drinking, washing, cleaning, and livestock and crop watering. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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November 30th, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Military and Security Forces: April 20, 2012‎

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A new video documents Lt. Col. Shalom Eisner using his rifle to hit at least four protesters, who did not attack him previously. The movie, shot by Palestinian TV, disproves Eisner’s claims that protesters attacked him and broke his fingers.

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April 20th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

State and Religion: April 16, 2012

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Rabbi Elyakim Levanon, Chief Rabbi of Samaria, and Rabbi Avihai Ronski, former Chief IDF Rabbi, claim that Lieutenant-Colonel Shalom Eisner should be praised for hitting a Danish pro-Palestinian activist in the face with his rifle in the Jordan Valley. (Ynetnews)

(Hebrew - Walla)

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April 19th, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Diplomacy: November 18, 2011

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A 1,500 dunam parcel of Palestinian land in the northern Jordan Valley was annexed to the State of Israel and given to Kibbutz Merav in the Gilboa region of Israel.  The separation barrier in the area was moved so as to include the parcel in Israeli territory.

 

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November 18th, 2011 at 11:16 pm

Military and Security Forces: 22 July, 2011

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An internal document of the IDF Civil Administration reveals that the administration is advancing the state takeover of West Bank lands, in order to allow planning and construction proceedings around the “settlement blocs” and in areas such as the Jordan Valley and the northern Dead Sea.

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July 22nd, 2011 at 8:29 pm

Closed Society: 12 April, 2011

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Palestinian news agency Ma’an reported that settlers from the settlement Rotem, accompanied by IDF troops, are planting olive trees on Palestinian owned land, in the northern part of the Jordan Valley.

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April 12th, 2011 at 5:34 pm

Closed Society: 23 March, 2011

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Armed settlers set up a tent next to a Palestinian family’s camp in ‘Ein al-Hilweh in the north of the Jordan Valley and demanded that the family leave. According to eye witnesses, the settlers bore rifles, generators and large Israeli flags.

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March 23rd, 2011 at 10:15 pm

Closed Society: 29 October, 2010

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Palestinians from the Jordan valley claim that settlers from Massuah have built a fence on their properties (Hebrew). The settlers state that the lands belong to the settlement, and that the Palestinians were trying to take over the land. According to Jihad Da’ayis, who lives in the area, “we saw about 30 settlers and a bulldozers digging and driving stakes around the houses. They’re getting ready to put up a barbed-wire fence and close in on our village.”

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October 29th, 2010 at 11:59 pm