Access for Israeli farmers to Jordan border enclave to end Thursday

Israeli farmers will no longer be allowed to enter an agricultural enclave in Jordan on Thursday, as an extension of Israel’s lease on the land is set to expire.

In November, Jordan resumed control over the Naharayim and Tzofar enclaves, after refusing Israel’s requests to renew the 25-year lease on the lands that was part of the 1994 peace treaty between the countries.

However, an extension of the lease on Tzofar, located in the southern Arava region, was later extended until the end of April and the area was declared a closed military zone, with access limited to farmers.

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