Israeli maneuvers in Jordan Valley cut water supplies to nearby village

12:00 Jun 4 2012 Ein Shibli, central Jordan Valley (coordinates unknown at this time)

NABLUS, (PIC)-- Villagers in Ein Shibli village in central Jordan Valley have complained that maneuvers conducted by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) at the slopes of nearby mountains had cut off water supplies to their homes.

Locals said that hundreds of IOF troops were exercising with live ammunition and sleeping in tents pitched near their village.

They complained that the soldiers have deliberately shut down water springs that supplied the village with water for their crops and house use.

The municipal council of the village said in a press release that around one thousand IOF soldiers and more than 70 armored vehicles were deployed in the nearby mountainous area.

It said that the military exercises damaged cultivated land lots and cut off water supplies to the village.
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