IOF troops destroy six water wells in Jordan Valley

[ 12/07/2011 – 01:22 PM ]

JORDAN VALLEY, (PIC)– Israeli occupation forces (IOF) destroyed six water wells for Palestinian farmers in Nasariya village in the Jordan Valley on Tuesday morning at the pretext of being built in area C in the West Bank, which according to the Oslo accords is under the control of the Israeli occupation authority.

Local sources said that destroying the water wells meant an end to agriculture fields in the area, noting that the village was considered the “food basket” for the entire region.

Mohammed Obaid, a social activist in the village, told the PIC reporter that ever since Israel occupied the West Bank in 1967 it was targeting the eastern water reservoir and drained 133 water wells in the region.

He said that Nasariya village is established on a huger water reservoir, but the IOF was treating it as a border area and thus deliberately turned it into an area poor in basic services.

Obaid described the village’s homes and infrastructure as “primitive”, adding that the IOA turned it from a village lush in greenery and blossoming fields into a barren land with severe water shortage. He added many of its land was turned into closed military zones.


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