Israel destroys pipelines providing water to village in Jordan Valley

Israeli bulldozers destroyed all the water pipelines providing services to the village of Bardala on Thursday morning in the northern occupied West Bank district of Tubas.

 Mutaz Bisharat, a Palestinian official who monitors settlement activity in the Jordan Valley, told Ma’an that four Israeli bulldozers, escorted by Israeli military jeeps and officials from Israel’s Civil Administration, destroyed all the main lines providing Bardala with water, leaving some 3,500 residents of the village without access to any water. Bisharat added that Israeli forces claimed that residents in the village were stealing the water through the lines in order to use the water for agriculture and farming. But Bisharat rejected the accusation.
Israel does not provide Palestinians with enough water, Bisharat said, and the Israeli government has aimed to expel Palestinians from their homes using such allegations against the community.
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