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Israeli forces razes land, uproot olive trees near Ramallah

RAMALLAH, Wednesday, March 17, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli forces today razed a Palestinain plot of land and uprooted olive trees in the village of Ras Karkar, northwest of the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, according to sources.

The landowner, Nu‘man Nofal, said that Israeli soldiers escorted a bulldozer to the village, where the heavy machinery leveled his five donums of land and uprooted more than 20 olive trees.

He added that the Israeli occupation authorities have already seized 38 donums of his land during the past two years, and currently prevent him from accessing the remaining 12 donums of land to cultivate 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.

There are over 700,000 Israeli settlers living in colonial settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.


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