Israeli bulldozers overnight Wednesday destroyed Palestinian agricultural facilities, including water lines, in the northern Jordan Valley.
According to activist Mootaz Besharat, in charge of the settlement file in the Jordan Valley, members of the Israeli Planning and Construction Committee, escorted by heavily-equipped bulldozers and army patrols, stormed Atouf area and razed 1,300-meter agricultural roads, without prior notifications.
A set of European-funded water lines used by the locals for agricultural and daily consumption have also been knocked down by the Israeli bulldozers.
Over the past 10 days, the occupation authorities have stepped up assaults on Palestinian farmers and their much-needed facilities in the area. Last week several agricultural vehicles were seized from the area.
According to human rights NGOs, such Israeli assaults make part of a preplanned scheme of ethnic cleansing aimed at forcing Palestinian farmers out of the area by rubbing down their own and only livelihoods.
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