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To build a settler road, Israeli forces raze lands in north of West Bank

 

NABLUS, Tuesday, February 25, 2020 (WAFA) – Israeli bulldozers today proceeded to raze Palestinian lands in the village of Huwwara, south of the northern occupied West Bank city of Nablus, according to a local source.

Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors Israeli settlement activities the north of the West Bank, told WAFA that Israeli bulldozers have been razing lands since the early morning hours near the village’s military checkpoint in preparation to build a bypass road for the settlers.

Israeli government issued a decision to build the 7-kilometer-long road in April, whose establishment will lead to the seizure of more than 400 dunums of land from seven villages to the south of Nablus.

Daghlas said that opening this road will cause losses in agricultural lands and will contribute to Israel’s apartheid system of separate roads to settlers and the original Palestinian inhabitants of the area.

Israel also started the construction of an 8-kilometer-long road that would connect the colonial settlements of Eli and Shilo in the Nablus district with other colonial settlements in the occupied Jordan Valley to the east.

K.T./M.K.

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