Israeli settlers steal Palestinian water pipe in Jordan Valley
Muataz Besharat, who monitors settlement activities in the area, told WAFA that settlers stole the water pipe that was recently installed by the Palestinian Agricultural Relief for irrigation of crops.
The village is located in Area C of the West Bank, which is under full Israeli military control and where the Palestinian government has no jurisdiction.
Palestinian residents in these areas are often harassed and attacked by Israeli settlers who often carry out their acts in the presence of Israeli military forces.
Israel wants to push the Palestinians out of the Jordan Valley using all means and replace them by Jewish settlers.
Settlers also attacked a Palestinian farmer in the Sakout area of the Jordan Valley last week while he was tending his land. They beat the farmer as he worked, leaving him with bruises throughout his body, the agency reported.
Netanyahu made the pledge after facing bereaved families of settlers killed in the West Bank at Israel's parliament.
"I come now from a meeting with the finance minister and we decided together to immediately allocate 200 million shekels to paving roads... We're not just talking, we're doing. Our actions are consistent, systematic and determined," Netanyahu said.
He said the government planned to budget another 600 million shekels ($170 million) for further improvements.
Palestinians view bypass roads connecting Israeli settlements as another way to seize land and entrench a system of segregation which favours Jewish settlers over Palestinians.
In October, Israel advanced plans for nearly 4,000 settler homes in the occupied West Bank as part of a push to boost settlement growth.