Water for the Jordan Valley
The occupation of the West Bank dealt a severe blow to the economy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and burdened it with a new wave of displaced Palestinians, who crossed the Jordan River seeking refuge. Some of those had been Palestinian refugees living in camps on the West Bank since 1948. New camps were hurriedly set up in Jordan for the newcomers. The contribution of the West Bank to the economy of the country suddenly ceased, and shifted to be negative as the Kingdom decided to keep open bridges with the occupied West Bank, with people and goods freely moving in one direction: eastward, and with special Israeli permits, people could travel westward.
KeywordsDomestic Water Supply Palestinian Refugee Palestine Liberation Organization Arab League Israeli Occupation
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