On the Brink: Israeli settlements and their impact on Palestinians in the Jordan Valley

Look Inside On the Brink: Israeli settlements and their impact on Palestinians in the Jordan Valley
28 pages

Authors
El-Jazairi, Lara
Smyth, Fionna
El-Ansary, Marwa

Publication date
05 Jul 2012

ISBN
978-1-78077-125-0

Publisher
Oxfam International

Series
Oxfam Briefing Papers

Type
Policy paper

The Jordan Valley, in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, has the potential to be the breadbasket of any future Palestinian state. However, the persistent expansion of Israeli settlements and other restrictions on Palestinian development have made life extremely difficult for Palestinian communities. New plans to increase the land, water, and infrastructure available to Israeli settlements will further aggravate this already serious situation. Unless the international community takes action to reverse Israeli government policies and practices, the prospects for the future establishment of a viable Palestinian state, living side by side with Israel in peace and security, look dangerously remote.

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