Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11889/7897
Title: Israel’s spatial and a-spatial strategy of dispossessing the Jordan Valley’s Palestinian Inhabitants.
Authors: Falah, Ghazi-Walid 
Massad, Salwa 
Adwan, Lina 
Kafri, Rawan 
Dalloul, Hadil 
Rhodes, Alyssa 
Keywords: Palestinians - Politics and government;Palestine - Social conditions;Israeli spatial control and land uses;Jordan Valley - Social conditions;West Bank - History - Israeli occupation,1967-
Issue Date: 22-Apr-2023
Publisher: Springer
Source: Falah, G., Massad, S., Adwan, L. et al. Israel’s spatial and a-spatial strategy of dispossessing the Jordan Valley’s Palestinian Inhabitants. GeoJournal (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10708-023-10876-9
Abstract: The Jordan Valley’s territorial extent is defined for this study as an elongated stretch of border area, located west of Jordan’s boundary with the West Bank, Palestine. This region along with the West Bank was conquered by the Israeli Army during the June 1967 War and has been held by Israel since. Almost 88% of its 200,000 Palestinian population then living in the region were expelled and turned overnight into refugees in Jordan and elsewhere. In the subsequent 56 years since, the region, declared by Israel as a highly militarized zone, has often been discursively publicized as the front line of Israel’s eastern defense. This paper seeks to refute such a notion that indirectly gave Israel justification to subject the remaining Palestinian inhabitants residing there (currently numbering ca. 60,000) to a harsh discriminatory regimen of surveillance and control under military occupation. At the same time, the Israeli government has over decades privileged the ca. 10,000 incoming Jewish settlers, now living in some 30 Israeli Jewish settlements in the Jordan Valley. Employing a grounded theory approach in our study provided an opportunity for the local Palestinians to have their voices heard, shedding needed analytical light on their difficult situation on the ground.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11889/7897
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10708-023-10876-9
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