3 facts about Israeli settlements and their impact on Palestinians in the Jordan Valley

29 August, 2012 | Conflict & Emergencies

The Jordan Valley, in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, has the potential to be the breadbasket of any future Palestinian state. However, the persistent expansion of Israeli settlements and other restrictions on Palestinian development have made life extremely difficult for Palestinian communities.

Infographic - Occupied Palestinian Territory - Jordan Valley - Land use

Infographic - Occupied Palestinian Territory - Jordan Valley - Demolitions

Infographic - Occupied Palestinian Territory - Jordan Valley - Displaced people

Related links

Photo gallery: How Palestinian communities are coping in the Jordan Valley

Report: On the Brink: Israeli settlements and their impact on Palestinians in the Jordan Valley

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Israel

It is a passionate regret for humanity that Jews, who have been persecuted for centuries in many countries (and still receive insults), now visit upon helpless Arabs, arrogant and pitiless injustices.  Jews deserved (I'll go so far as to say) a homeland.  British and international stupidity served justice for Jewish people by committing injustice for Arabs --  a legacy that Israel lives with today.  Israel now finds itself surrounded by hostile neighbors, who commit their own horrors. Rigidity on both sides prevents (so far) a peaceful and humane solution. The security and water situations seem irresolvable. We should be able to do better.  H. sapiens is not yet worthy of that species name.

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