Archive for January, 2007

Checkpoint comradeship - From Haaretz

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/817008.html

Checkpoint comradeship

Anyone who wants to become acquainted with Israeli society should go to the
checkpoints. Not for a quarter of an hour, under the guidance of commanders
who will glory in the pavilion they built for the people waiting in line and
will explain that the upgrading and the expansion of the checkpoint are
intended to benefit the locals. Those who really want to know the
checkpoints should rather dwell here for hours, during several days. When
you observe the soldiers, you will discover many Israeli characteristics
among them, characteristics in which we have always taken pride.
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“Welcome to Israel” - a trip down the Jordan Valley

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007
by John, December 14thfrom www.palsolidarity.org (more…)

New Settlements Planned in Jordan Valley

Thursday, January 11th, 2007

From Ma’an News Agency - Jerusalem - Ma’an - Israeli sources have said that the Israeli ministry of defense has approved the building of a new residential complex in the northern Jordan Valley. The complex will contain thirty houses in which Israeli families of those evacuated from Gosh Katif settlements in Gaza last year will be living.

The regional council for the Jordan Valley said, “We have received the papers and licenses to start the works needed, the work will be started within two weeks.”. http://www.maannews.net/en/index.php?opr=ShowDetails&ID=18327

Exploitation and abuse of Palestinian workers in the Jordan Valley

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007
Here is an article in today's Palestine Times. PT is a new English language
daily here, which only has a few of its articles on its website
www.ptimes.org so I have written it out:
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Beating at Al Hamra Checkpoint

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007

Hamra checkpoitn is used by many people from Tubas who try to access their land or visit family in the Jordan Valley. Like Tayasir checkpoint further north passage through is being made harder and harder in the Israeli attempt to seal off the valley completely to Palestinians living in the rest of the West Bank.

These checkpoints are being expanded to resemble the terminals.

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