Down in the Jordan Valley, the Cruel Wheels of the Israeli Occupation Keep on Turning.....
Down in the Jordan Valley, the Cruel Wheels of the Israeli Occupation Keep on Turning
The sign above the local council building in the small Palestinian village of Atouf says “State of Palestine,” but the reality on the ground tells a different story. There’s no state and no government – not even a security force to protect farmers from the violent dispossession of their land. The demolished cisterns on Mount Om Ekbesh and the whitewashing of the settlement of 175 residents north of Jericho are the real story of the Jordan Valley. They signify who is sovereign here, and the type of regime that exists under that sovereign