Gaza Strip, the West Bank and the Jordan River: A Conflict for Fresh Water? Before even Israel received a piece of land, the Jordan River watershed was already playing an important role in the region. This sacred watershed divides Israelis on the one hand, Arabs (Syria and Jordan) on the other, and the Palestinians on the West Bank. Image 1. Jordan River(1). Its name in Arabic is Narh Al-Urdun, and in Hebrew it is known as the Ha-Yarden River. With a length of approx. 220 miles, this river flows from north to south, from the Great Rift Valley into the Dead Sea. Image 2. Jordan River (2). The Jordan River is located in the Southwest area of Asia. It has three main sources and 4 tributaries or second rivers. The three main sources are: The...The end:
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