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Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
31 October 2005
THE JORDAN VALLEY
The Jordon Valley has become increasingly out of bounds for Palestinians living in other parts of the West Bank. A series of new permit restrictions introduced in the past six months have severely tightened access for both people and goods to get in and out. These permit restrictions add to a movement regime within the Jordan Valley that was already very restricted. A combination of military zones, military bases, settlements and Israeli-declared conservation areas within the Jordan Valley impedes movement for Palestinians residents and permit holders alike.
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