NABLUS, January 28, 2016 (WAFA) – Israeli forces overnight handed several Palestinian families eviction orders from Ein al-Rushrash, a locality southeast Duma village, south of Nablus, said a local activist.
WAFA reported on Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement construction in northern West Bank, that Israeli forces handed a number of Palestinian families orders notifying them of the intention to evict them from Ein al-Rushrash.
Daghlas noted that there are about 85 Palestinians living in 30 residential structures in this locality.
This came 16 days after Israel announced plans to install six watchtowers along a main north-south West Bank road and handed stop-construction orders to Palestinian houses in Khirbat al-Marajim, also south of Duma.
Israeli forces notified Palestinian villagers of Sarra, Madama and Burin villages of plans to set up six military watchtowers along the Ramallah-Nablus road, also marked as Route 60, effectively seizing and denying villagers access to hundreds of dunums of Palestinian farmlands on both sides of Route 60.
Since the signing of the Oslo Accords in 1993, Palestinians have not been able to travel freely on Nablus-Ramallah road, which is spotted with Israeli checkpoints when the road passes from areas under Palestinian Authority or Israeli military control.
In addition to checkpoints, Israeli authorities have established several bypass roads, enabling Israel traffic to bypass areas of Route 60 that passed through Palestinian jurisdiction.