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Israeli bulldozers raze Palestinian land west of Ramallah for sewage pipeline

RAMALLAH, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 (WAFA) – Israeli bulldozers Wednesday razed Palestinian-owned lands Ras Karkar village, west of Ramallah, to make room for the construction of a sewage pipeline, according to a local sources.

Nu‘man Nofal, a villager, told WAFA that Israeli bulldozers razed the villagers’ land, known as Ras Abu Zaitoun, northeast of the village, in order to install a sewage pipeline for the nearby Israeli colonial settlements.

He noted that Israeli forces opened a dirt road running to his 50-donum plot of land in the same site, fenced it off and set up a metal gate on its entrance about two months ago, denying him access to it unless he has a special military permit.  

He added he managed to reclaim his land last year, planting it with trees, but the Israeli soldiers uprooted most of its trees and razed it.

The “Civil Administration” is the name Israel gives to the body administering its military occupation of the West Bank.

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.

K.T./ K.F.

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