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Late last week, Israeli settlers reportedly took over a Palestinian-owned area of land in al-Humma region of the northern Jordan Valley, and laid down an infrastructure, according to a local official.
Jordan Valley Panorama, h/t Wikipedia
M’otaz Bsharat, in charge of the settlement file in the Jordan Valley, said that settlers from the illegal Israeli settlements of Mechora and Sal’it, began placing wooden boards on land belonging to Palestinian residents in al-Humma almost a week ago.
Settlers laid further infrastructure, including electricity and water lines.
According to B’Tselem, an Israeli human rights center, since 1967, Israel has established over a hundred [squatter] settlements in the occupied West Bank.
“These settlements were established on vast tracts of land taken from the Palestinians, in breach of international humanitarian law.
“The very existence of the settlements violates Palestinian human rights, including the right to property, equality, a decent standard of living and freedom of movement,” the group stated, according to WAFA.