For generations, long before the 1967 war that led to the occupation of the West Bank, the Bedouins let their sheep graze on their land, in the north of the Jordan Valley. These shepherds are very poor. But they do not complain.
The difficulties for the inhabitants began in the 1970s, when the village was declared a closed Israeli military zone. Some years later the Jewish settlements of Ro’i and Beka’ot were founded in the east of their land. Since then, Israel has imposed harsh restrictions on building and movement there that apply to Palestinians, effectively pushing them to leave area.
We the undersigned call on the UNRWA to use its peaceful and speedy communication channels with the Israeli government requesting that humanitarian aid be allowed in for the people stuck in the disputed area and work to ensure a safe and dignified life for their children.
The Support Children in Jordan Valley petition to UNRWA was written by Qais and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.