Recent stories: Jordan Valley - A Firing Zone - Panoramic 2015-16
The Jordan Valley, which was occupied in 1967, is a large region with a sparse population. 2,700 Palestinians inhabit these terrains, in twenty shepherding communities. Throughout the years, the state of Israel declared large regions in the valley as firing zones. From time to time, the army informs the communities that they must temporarily evacuate for training purposes. The frequent evacuations stir fear and uncertainty among the inhabitants. Every time they are evacuated, the families are forced to leave behind their homes and some of their belonging, pack basic equipment, leave with their children and their herds, and find shelter from the weather elsewhere. Unexploded shells left on the grounds after the training severely injure the shepherds and have even caused the deaths of some.
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