The IOF set fire to Jordan Valley natural area

12:00 Jun 8 2012 Shwaeer, north of Marj Na'ja, Jordan Valley: coordinates unknown at this time

from Jordan Valley Solidarity

On 8th June 2012 the IOF and the occupation environmental officer set fire to a large grazing area in the northern Jordan Valley. The area is located to the north of Marj Na'ja and is called Shwaeer .

Thousands of hectares of natural habitat and Bedouin grazing land were destroyed by the fire. This will make it even harder than ever for bedouin to sustain themselves, as it was one of the last areas in the valley where they could graze their livestock without having to pay.

This is part of the occupier's policy, which started years ago, of cleansing the Jordan Valley of its Palestinian presence. Today 95% of the Valley is under the occupier's full control.
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