Israeli bulldozers destroyed a water pipeline supplying the northern Jordan Valley village of Ras al-Ahmar with fresh drinking water, on predawn Wednesday.
According to a local official, Mutaz Bisharat, four Israeli bulldozers raided the Ras al-Ahmar village along with seven Israeli military jeeps, and began to destroy the water pipeline.
Bisharat added that Israeli bulldozers razed the land for five hours to create a military road.
He pointed out that the destroyed water pipeline was used by local Palestinian farmers for drinking water and to irrigate their lands.
Israeli forces destroyed a water pipeline of 1500 meters and 6 inches in length, and created a 2.5 kilometer-long road linking the main road of Ras al-Ahmar village to the Msheibek area, which Israel declared a closed military zone.Locals told Ma’an that while Israeli forces razed the land,
Palestinian residents were prevented from entering or exiting the area.Khirbet Ras al-Ahmar is one of approximately 180 Palestinian villages in the occupied West Bank on lands designated as ‘Area C’ — the area of the West bank under full Israeli security and civilian control — according to Israeli human rights NGO B’Tselem.