- Published on Sunday, 15 July 2012 00:15
Israeli settlers are establishing yet another new settlement outpost in the Jordan Valley.
With the support of the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, they are taking over a disused army base close to two Palestinian communities and claiming the land for themselves, just as the notorious Maskiyyot settlers did in 2002.
In recent weeks the settlers' contractors have started to renovate the buildings of the disused Gadi military base, in the Abu Al Ajaj area of al-Jiftlik village, in the heart of the Jordan Valley.
These new colonialists are clearly working closely with the settlement run 'Jordan Valley Regional Council' and the neighbouring settlement of Massu'a.
One of the most aggressive colonies in the Jordan Valley, Massu'a settlers are responsible for a series of land grabs whereby they have violently stolen land from Abu al-Ajaj on three separate occasions in recent years.
Also Published at Jordan Valley Solidarity