Jordan Valley: To Exist Is To Resist

Jordan Valley: To Exist Is To Resist

On the UN map, the area is blue, with accumulated reddish spots; in political-speak this translates to,respectively, Area C (full Israeli military and civil control, according to the Oslo agreements) and illegal Israeli settler colonies that cultivate and profiteer from land stolen from its original owners – the Palestinians.

On the ground, the blue and the red mean daily resistance against the occupation’s efforts to drive Palestinians from their land through house demolitions, movement restrictions, curfews, arbitrary arrest and detention, land confiscations, denial of access to water, electricity, health and education.

This is the Jordan Valley, a 150 km-long area to the left of the River Jordan that separates occupied Palestine and neighbouring Jordan. And this is one of the many places where grassroots resistance is taking place, organized around the Jordan Valley Solidarity campaign.

Jordan Valley Solidarity campaign is a network of Palestinian grassroots community groups from all over the Jordan Valley, and international supporters. The campaign aims to protect Palestinian existence and the unique environment of the Jordan Valley by building international support and supporting communities on the ground.

Here, Nevin Khadyrat of Jordan Valley Solidarity speaks about the Valley’s women:

Jordan Valley and the Friends’ Meeting House in pictures (“To Exist Is To Resist”):
For a full set of pictures please see our photo album on facebook: Jordan Valley: To Exist is to Resist

The mindset.

The mindset.

The living room at the Friends' House, where volunteers and visitors are welcome to stay overnight.

The living room at the Friends’ House, where volunteers and visitors are welcome to stay overnight.

Over there, the Jordan Valley.

Over there, the Jordan Valley.