Parallel Realities- a report exposing discrimination and apartheid in the occupied Jordan Valley
This report by Ma’an Development Center exposes the sharp contrast in living conditions between Palestinians and illegal settlers in the occupied Jordan Valley. Israeli policies facilitate the extravagant lifestyle of Jewish settlers at the expense of the basic rights of Palestinians. Palestinians are denied access to their own natural resources, while Israeli settlers can fully profit from the rich agricultural land and abundant water resources of the valley. Water, education and health facilities are segregated.
The Jordan Valley and Dead Sea area covers about one third of the West Bank and is one of the most isolated and restricted areas in occupied Palestine. Israel exercises full control over 95% of the Jordan Valley – so-called Area C, prohibiting Palestinians from freely using their land. About 56,000 Palestinians live in the Jordan Valley and 9,500 Israeli settlers have established 37 settlements in the area.
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