The Jordanian government has informed Israel that it will ban Israelis’ entry to the Al-Baqura area in the Jordan valley as of next Sunday, Anadolu reports.
According to Israeli Channel 7, Israeli farmers will be banned from entering the fertile enclave of Al-Baqura, Idan Greenbaum, head of the occupied Jordan Valley council, said Thursday.
"In a surprise announcement, #Jordan announced on Sunday that it will not renew its lease to #Israel of the Naharayim (Baqura) area near the Kinneret nor part of Zofar (al Ghamar), some 120 km north of Eilat."
— Alexandra Allio De Corato (@Allio_De_Corato) October 21, 2018
Under the 1994 peace agreement with Amman, Jordan Valley’s northern villages of Al-Baqura and Al-Ghamar were leased to Israel for 25 years.
In October 2018, Jordan announced that it would terminate the lease agreement and take over the two areas.
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