Israeli farmers will no longer be allowed to enter an agricultural enclave in neighbouring Jordan, following the expiry of Israel’s lease on the border land (AFP Photo/MENAHEM KAHANA)More
Tsofar (Israel) (AFP) – Israeli farmers left an agricultural enclave in neighbouring Jordan possibly for the last time Thursday, as the extension of a lease enabling their use of the border land expired.
Ghumar, known as Tsofar in Hebrew, is a Jordanian territory south of the Dead Sea that was occupied by Israel during the Six Day War of 1967.
Under the 1994 peace deal, Jordan retained sovereignty over the area, along with another territory called Baqura, seized when Israeli forces infiltrated Jordan in 1950.
As part of the 1994 agreement, Jordan agreed to lease both places to Israel