Bedouins ordered to stop setting up tents and barns in Jordan Valley

JORDAN VALLEY, Thursday, Bedouin families in the northern Jordan Valley were ordered by the Israeli military to stop setting up tents and barns in Khirbet Thra’a Awad under the pretext they do not have permits for them, Aref Daraghmeh, a local rights activist, said on Thursday.

He told WAFA that the army informed the families to stop the construction until November 19.

Several Bedouin families, who are mainly shepherds, often move from one place to another as the winter season approaches where they set up home for several months to allow their livestock to feed in the open pastures.

Israel attempts to control movement and presence of the Bedouins in the Jordan Valley, a rich area of the occupied West Bank, which it hopes to one day annex and fill it with Jewish settlements.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency