Israel’s control over Jordan Valley.
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Jordan Valley represents 30% the area of the west bank and is located along the eastern border with Jordan Valley and extends from the green line in the north to the Dead Sea in the south. In Jordan Valley there are abundant lands and water resources, including third underground water reserves in the West Bank, and the people chiefly work as agriculture and grazing that depends on the resources of land and water in order to earn a living.
*It is the second most popular tourist attraction in the region with many historical and cultural sites . *The Jordan valley area is considered one of the richest natural water sources in the west bank it contains aboveground water from the Jordan River Basin, flood waters ,and water flowing into the Jordan river from west bank
one of the areas most affected by such restrictions is Area C of the West Bank. Ninety-five percent of the Jordan Valley is classified as Area C.
Settlers can get their produce to the local markets within a few hours and can export to any country through Israeli export companies
Palestinians cannot build homes or other infrastructure in Area C without first obtaining permits from the Israeli Civil Administration, but these permits are rarely issued. According to the UN, between January 2000 and September 2007, over 94 % of applications for building permits in Area C submitted by Palestinians to Israeli authorities were denied.
135 households with around 1000 persons living permanently living in Al-Malih.
Today, settlements control up 50% of the Jordan Valley land area and closed military zones and nature reserves take up an additional 44%, leaving only 6% of the land for the Palestinian population.
.More than 90% of the Jordan Valley is designated as Area C1 where Israel maintains full military and civil Control The Israeli Civil Administration has authority over building and planning and issues permits for construction in accordance with master zoning and planning schemes.