Palestinian farmers in the Area C of the occupied West Bank have been given a 45-day deadline by the Israeli regime to leave agricultural lands.
The Tel Aviv regime recently announced that the farmers in Area C, which is the Israeli occupied area surrounding the city of Jericho, have an October 7 deadline to leave the lands and uproot palm trees they have grown.
Farmers say the Israeli move threatens the livelihood of about 2,000 to 3,000 Palestinians who work in the area.
Recently, Palestinian Minister of Agriculture Walid Assaf visited Jericho and assured the farmers that the Palestinian Authority would take necessary measures against the Israeli move.
â€œThis is a great achievement for the Palestinian farmers in the (Jordan) Valley area as it was a barren land transferred to farms,â€ Assaf said.
All the illegal Israeli settlements are located in Area C.