JENIN, April 26, 2016 (WAFA) – Dozens of Israeli settlers on Tuesday broke into an abandoned military base to the south of Jenin, where they erected tents, according to local sources.
Witnesses told WAFA that dozens of settlers accompanied by a military escort broke into Dothan, an abandoned military base to the south of Jenin, and set up tents, performed rituals, and chanted racist slogans against Arabs.
To be noted, Israeli settlers and settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian Territories are illegal in international law.
According to the Israeli anti-settlement group, Peace Now, “Over the years, Israel has used a number of legal and bureaucratic procedures in order to appropriate West Bank lands, with the primary objective of establishing settlements and providing land reserves for them.”
“Using primarily these five methods: seizure for military purposes; declaration of state lands; seizure of absentee property; confiscation for public needs; and initial registration, Israel has managed to take over about 50% of the lands in the West Bank, barring the local Palestinian public from using them.”