SALFIT, Monday, July 13, 2020 (WAFA) – Israeli forces today delivered a military order to seize a Palestinian plot of land located to the east of Yasuf village, northeast of Salfit city, said local sources.
The sources confirmed that Israeli forces delivered a military order to seize the plot of land, which occupies approx. 1.5 dunams and is located near Zaatara military checkpoint.
The landowner, identified as Khalil Ibrahim Yassin, was allowed 40 days to challenge the seizure order at an Israeli military court.
Israeli courts, seen as the last judicial recourse against demolitions and land grab, in fact are complicit in perpetuating the Israeli policies of forcible transfer against Palestinians.
Soldiers in the oxymoronically named Civil Administration determine where Palestinians may live, where and when they may travel (including to other parts of the occupied territories like Gaza and East Jerusalem), whether they can build or expand homes on their own land, whether they own that land at all, whether an Israeli settler can takeover that land among others.
Land grab besides to other measures, taken under the guise of security, are intended to entrench Israel’s 53-year-old military occupation of the West Bank and its settler colonial project which it enforces with routine and frequently deadly violence against Palestinians.