2,000 people march to urge Israeli control of Jordan Valley in any peace deal

(JNS.org) About 2,000 people—including Israeli Interior Minister Gideon Sa'ar (Likud), Coalition Chairman MK Yariv Levin (Likud), and Habayit Hayehudi MK Orit Struck—took part in a march in the Jordan Valley on Friday, calling on Israel to hold onto the area in any peace agreement with the Palestinians.

The eight-kilometer march in the northern part of the Jordan Valley ended at Brosh Habika, where former Israel Defense forces colonel Sraya Ofer was killed by Arab terrorists last October.

“We are here with a simple and clear message—the Jordan Valley is Israeli,” Sa’ar said, Israel Hayom reported. “It is impossible to think that the border will not be in the valley. The alternative, that the border will be next to Kfar Saba and Netanya, is completely inconceivable.”

Posted on February 23, 2014 .