UAWC stands in solidarity with the Jordan Valley
Ramallah – The Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) organized a solidarity visit to the people in the Jordan Valley after the complete Israeli demolition of Um Jmaal village, on the 30th of January 2014, which resulted in the displacement of around 100 persons including women and children.
The delegation included members of the board of directors and staff of UAWC, representatives of the agricultural committees in the Governorates of Toubas and Jericho and the Jordan Valley, in addition to international activists.
The delegation planted olive saplings in the area of the demolished village to strengthen the resilience on the land of Palestine within UAWC’s campaign “They uproot and we Plant.” Moreover, food packages and winter blankets were distributed to the people of the demolished village and its surroundings and were funded by the Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) within the “Defending Our Rights” project.
The member of UAWC’s board of directors Sameer Bani Matar emphasized that UAWC gives great attention to the Jordan Valley areas especially in the period of the rise of the Israeli demolitions through UAWC’s developmental projects which include supporting the livestock sector, land reclamation and providing legal support regarding land confiscations.
The director of the village Council of Al-Maleh Aref Daraghmeh pointed that the area of the Jordan Valley was exposed to several Israeli demolitions and attempts to displace its inhabitants. The people need support from different bodies to remain on their land.