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Solidarity Water Convoy to the Jordan Valley – Sat. Aug. 6
Water is a right!
Solidarity Water Convoy to the Jordan Valley – Saturday, August 6, 2016
Organized by the Water Coalition
United in upholding the Palestinians’ fundamental right for water
POB 1335, Kfar Saba 44113, Israel, ph. +972-50-5733276
Join a solidarity action:
On Saturday, August 6, 2016, Israeli activists will hold a water convoy. We
will deliver a symbolic water tanker to a Bedouin community of the Rashidiya
and Abu Karinat Tribes near the village of Fasayil in the Jordan Valley – a
community to which the Isralei authorities deny water, electricity and other
Further activities on the spot will include the construction of a
playground, initiated by Combatants for Peace, and a joint dinner of
Israelis and Palestinians.
The event will begin at 16:30
Link the Palestinian residents of the Jordan Valley to the water network!
Restore the stolen water to the Palestinian people! Give back the Source of
* Tel Aviv, Levinsky Park - at 13: 45
* Tel Aviv, Arlozorov Street Railway Station, Sixt Parking Lot - at 14:00
* Yarkon Junction, bus stop on Highway 5 in the southeast corner - at 14:15
Register: Ya’akov 050-5733276 Manor12@zahav.net.i
* Jerusalem: For details and registration call Moran 052-7071025
Please register in advance.
Participants are asked to contribute towards the expenses
The Rashidiya and Abu Karinat living in the Jordan Valley had been expelled
in 1948 from their original homes in the Negev and the Ein Gedi region
(south Dead sea shore). They number about 130 persons, and are under the
threat of being expelled again – as are thousands of Bedouins living around
the highway from the Israeli city-settlement of Ma`ale Adumim to the Jordan
General background on the Jordan Valley
The Jordan Valley covers an area of 1.6 million hectares, 29% of the West
Bank, Its Palestinian population is approximately 70,000, the number of
settlers is around.10,000.
Most of the Valley was appropriated for the purposes of occupation: 88% of
the area is defined as Area C, 53.4% are defined as state lands, 45.7% are
defined as firing zones, 12% are settlements, 20% are nature reserves.
Palestinians have the right to enter and stay in more than remain on no more
than 15% of the territory.
Given that the Jordan Valley constitutes a significant land reserve for the
demographic and economic development of the Palestinian society, the
annexation and dispossession carried out in the Valley are in effect choking
all Palestinians – not just those living in the Valley.
The unequal water distribution policy enshrined in the the Oslo Accords (80%
to Israel and only 20% to the Palestinians), in addition to the massive
demolition of houses, confiscation of vehicles and agricultural equipment,
prohibition of entry into “Fire Zones” and the reduction of grazing land -
all of these serve as an instrument of ethnic cleansing and indicate
An eye-opening statistic: A Palestinian in the Jordan Valley gets – for his
or her own needs as well as for the cattle – no more than eight (8) liters
of water. An Israeli settler in the same area gets, for domestic and
agricultural purposes, three thousand (3000) liters per day
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