WHY JORDAN VALLEY IS SO IMPORTANT
Future state: The Jordan Valley makes up the eastern edge of the occupied West Bank, which Palestinians
envision as the foundation of their future state. It runs
some 300km from the Sea of Galilee in the north along the Jordan River down to the Dead Sea on the IsraelJordan frontier. The region makes 33 per cent up about of the West Bank, in the which 1967 war. Israel occupied 1 30 colonies: Israel established around 30 colonies in the Jordan Valley, which is now home to some 65,000 Palestinians
and 11,000 colonists 2 Colonies are illegal:
The international community and Palestinians overwhelmingly considers all Israeli colonies in the West Bank and east Jerusalem illegal. 3 Fruitful land: As the lowest place on earth,
it has a unique climate that can produce fruits and vegetables year-round. 4 Tourism: Access to the Dead Sea and its mineral-rich waters
also offers tourism and other commercial benefits.