12.8.10: Civil Administration demolishes Bedouin village of al-Farsiya, in the Jordan Valley
In two waves of demolitions, on 19 July and 5 August, the Civil Administration demolished all the structures in al-Farsiya, a Bedouin village in the northern Jordan Valley, east of which the Shadmot Mehula settlement was built. On 19 July, 70 temporary structures were demolished, of which 26 were shacks in which at least 107 persons, among them 52 children, lived. The rest of the structures were used as kitchens, lavatories, and for farming, including a packing house built 30 years ago in partnership with the Israeli agricultural export firm Agrexco.
Part of the ruins of the al-Farsiya village, in the Jordan Valley. Photo: ‘Atef Abu a-Rub, B'Tselem, 19 July 2010.