Farmers blocked as Israel-Jordan enclave deal expires

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Farmers blocked as Israel-Jordan enclave deal expiresIsraelis were prevented from entering two Jordanian border enclaves on Sunday after a deal allowing farmers to work land there expired and as the Arab state's king reclaimed full sovereignty over the areas. Since the two countries signed the deal in 1994, Jordan has allowed Israeli farmers access to the territories of Ghumar in the north and Baqura in the south under a renewable arrangement. In October last year however, Jordan's King Abdullah said his country had notified Israel that it wants the two parcels of territory back.


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