Israel wants Valley land Palestinian-free.
On January 3, Haaretz headlined "Palestinian owners barred from Jordan Valley land, while Israeli farmers profit."
Settlers stole thousands of dunams of private Palestinian land. It's "located between border fence and the actual border with Jordan."
In the 1980s, World Zionist Organization (WZO) officials expropriated it. They claim it's State land. They lawlessly leased it to settlers.
Original owners fled during Israel's 1967 Six Day War. After Oslo and peace with Jordan, they returned. They're denied access to their own land. They're prevented from crossing border areas.
Military Order 151 called land bordering Jordan a closed military area. Permit permission is required to enter. A border fence was erected.
In some places, it's up to two km from the Jordan River. It's Jordan's natural border.
Until 1994, the area was abandoned. At the time, it was heavily mined. In the 1980s, Israel encouraged farmers to work nearby fields. Authorities wanted a buffer zone established. It wanted Jordanian infiltration prevented.