Israel’s Civil Administration ruined crops on 0.4-hectare plot in Um al-‘Ubor, the Jordan Valley

June 2017

On 5 April 2017 CA personnel arrived with a military escort at Um al-‘Ubor – a community beside Route 90, east of the town of Tammun, that is the permanent home of four families. The community is surrounded by farmland owned by Palestinian Jordan Valley residents and leased to local farmers. The forces uprooted date palms and ruined melon and fakus [Armenian cucumber] crops on a 0.4-hectare field, all on land privately owned by a Tubas resident. B’Tselem field researcher ‘Aref Daraghmeh filmed the damage to the melon field.