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New Israeli settlement projects planned in Jordan Valley

Palestine Information Center – March 24, 2017

JORDAN VALLEY – The Israeli Civil Administration delegation visited the Jordan Valley Regional Council, compromising of 21 illegal settlements, on Friday to discuss ways to establish new development projects in the Jordan Valley settlements, Israeli media sources said.

The delegation included David El Hayani, mayor of the Jordan Valley Regional Council, and Aravot HaYarden, chairman of the council.

The delegation discussed ways to develop agriculture, tourism, and other economic sectors in the settlements.

Nearly one million tourists arrived last year in the Jordan Valley, half of whom came to visit the religious sites in the area, which were recently developed by the Civil Administration, Hayarden said.

For his part, El Hayani revealed plans to establish new tourism projects in the area including restaurants and parking.

The new projects came as part of the Israeli settlement expansion policy which has been notably escalated over the few months.

Earlier on Thursday, Haaretz (Hebrew) newspaper revealed that US President Donald Trump gave a green light for Israeli settlement construction in occupied Jerusalem.

March 24, 2017 - Posted by | Economics, Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Illegal Occupation | , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Well, that didn’t take long, after Donald Trump’s special envoy requested that Israel stop the settlements in Palestine, just the other day……..Israel is/has completely ignored the USA, and the ‘Two State solution’……..

    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | March 24, 2017 | Reply


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