World Bulletin / News Desk
Israeli forces accompanied by bulldozers on Wednesday stormed a Palestinian neighborhood in the occupied Jordan Valley region where they demolished a number of makeshift structures, which, they said, had been built without licenses.
According to one eyewitnesses "Israeli forces demolished three makeshift homes and barns in the Ein Karzyielia area of the Jordan Valley region, one home in the area was demolished for the fourth time."
Ein Karzyielia falls within "Area C," which covers nearly two thirds of the West Bank and remains under full Israeli civil and security control as stipulated by the Oslo II Accord, which was signed in 1995 between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
Israel prohibits construction of cement and/or iron structures in the strategic Jordan Valley region, an agriculturally-rich area running along the Jordanian border.
Israel sees the strategic valley as an economic and security buffer zone for Jewish settlements and wants to keep the region under its control in any future peace deal with the Palestinians.
Palestinians, for their part, want the Jordan Valley as part of the state of Palestine.Last Mod: 04 Mart 2015, 13:12